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Non-licensable activity impacts on Marine Protected Areas

Evidence requirement R090: Non-licensable activity impacts on Marine Protected Areas


Non-licensable activity impacts on Marine Protected Areas

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Requirement R090

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) requires a sufficiently robust evidence base on the full range and types of marine non-licensable activities, their current and potential intensity, and risk of impact on marine protected areas (MPAs).

MMO use

Marine Conservation Team (MCT):

To provide data to underpin MPA site level assessment to ensure that MCT can accurately assess impacts to MPAs. This will assist MMO in its role to “best furthering/least hinder” conservation objectives.

Marine Planning: Continued improvement to the delivery of marine plans, and specific plan policies related to marine non-licensable activities.

External interest

Natural England, Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Delivery target

Q2, 2018

Published 11 January 2018