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).
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.
Continued improvement to the delivery of marine plans, and specific plan policies related to marine non-licensable activities.
Natural England, Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs