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The Blue Belt programme

The Blue Belt programme supports delivery of the UK government’s commitment to provide long term protection for the marine environment.

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The Blue Belt programme

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The Blue Belt programme supports delivery of the UK government’s manifesto commitment to provide long term protection of over four million square kilometres of marine environment across the UK Overseas Territories.

It provides £20 million of funding over 4 years (2016 to 2020) to:

  • improve scientific understanding of the marine environment

  • develop and implement evidence-based, tailored marine management strategies including surveillance and enforcement

  • ensure management is sustainable and long term.
Published 24 October 2017
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