Policy paper

Red Tape Challenge: Water and marine theme - marine proposals

Our proposals to deal with the marine element of the Red Tape Challenge.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Red Tape Challenge: Water and Marine Theme - Marine proposals

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This paper outlines our proposals to deal with the 196 regulations associated with the marine elelment of the Red Tape Challenge, covering three areas: conservation and use of the marine environment, freshwater and migratory fisheries and sea fisheries.

The water and marine theme, more widely, covers drinking water quality, flood management, inland waterways, marine conservation and fisheries.

As with the environment theme, this seeks to deliver a balance between the removal of regulations that are creating unnecessary barriers to innovation and efficiency, whilst at the same time continuing to protect the health of our rivers and seas, maintaining the diversity of aquatic life and managing our water and marine resources effectively.

Published 7 August 2013