Statutory guidance

UK marine policy statement

This Marine Policy Statement (MPS) is the framework for preparing Marine Plans and taking decisions affecting the marine environment.

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UK Marine Policy Statement

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The Marine Policy Statement will contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom marine area.

It has been prepared and adopted for the purposes of section 44 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

The Guidance to the UK Marine Policy Statement from 1 January 2020 explains how references to EU law in the UK MPS should be interpreted from 1 January 2021 following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Published 30 September 2011
Last updated 22 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a guidance note on how references to EU law in the UK Marine Policy Statement should be interpreted from 1 January 2021 following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

  2. First published.