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Meetings

Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 14/03/2018 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1.)

Stakeholder workshop to discuss the Welsh Government's Draft Welsh National Marine Plan


Meeting: 01/02/2018 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 A presentation on the Draft Welsh National Marine Plan

Dr Sue Kidd, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool

Dr Steve Fletcher, Head of Strategic Development, UN Marine Programme

Professor Dickon Howell, Howell Marine Consulting

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Dr Sue Kidd, Dr Steve Fletcher and Professor Dickon Howell responded to questions from Members on the Draft Welsh National Marine Plan.


Meeting: 10/01/2018 - Plenary (Item 5)

Debate on the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee report: Turning the tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government's approach to Marine Protected Area management

NDM6620 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on 'Turning the tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to Marine Protected Area management', which was laid in the Table Office on 7 August 2017.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 3 October 2017.

Supporting documents
Letter from the Chair of the Committee to the Cabinet Secretary – 3 October 2017
Response from the Cabinet Secretary to the Chair of the Committee – 2 November 2017

Minutes:

The item started at 15.23

NDM6620 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on 'Turning the tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to Marine Protected Area management', which was laid in the Table Office on 7 August 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - response from the Chair to the Welsh Fisherman's Association

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - Letter from the Welsh Fisherman's Association

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - response from the Cabinet Secretary to the Chair

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

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Meeting: 08/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5.2)

5.2 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - response from the Cabinet Secretary to the Chair

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Meeting: 08/11/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5.1)

5.1 Correspondence regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management' - Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding the Welsh Government's response to the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government approach to Marine Protected Area management'

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Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Wales Environment Link to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into Welsh Government's approach to Marine Protected Area management'

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Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Welsh Fisherman's Association in response to its letter regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into Welsh Government's approach to Marine Protected Area management'

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Welsh Fisherman's Association to the Chair regarding the Committee's report, 'Turning the Tide? Report of the inquiry into Welsh Government's approach to Marine Protected Area management'

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 20/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from Natural Resources Wales regarding Marine Protect Areas

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 12/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Discussion of draft report on the management of Marine Protected Areas

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Minutes:

The Committee discussed the draft report and agreed to review it again following the general scrutiny session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs on 20 July.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs with further evidence on the management of Marine Protected Areas

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from Blaise Bullimore following oral evidence session with Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs on the management of Marine Protected Areas

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Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Summary of findings from 'Protecting Welsh Seas' - public survey as part of inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the findings of the survey.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Additional written evidence received from Natural Resources Wales on the management of Marine Protected Areas in Wales

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Preparation for Welsh Government general scrutiny session

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed question areas for the general scrutiny session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas in Wales - key issues paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the paper.


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from Welsh Government on the MPA Management Steering Group

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the management Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Graham Rees, Head of Marine and Fisheries Division - Welsh Government

Andy Fraser, Head of Fisheries, Deputy Head Marine & Fisheries Division - Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Secretary and her officials responded to questions from Members.

 

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the Committee with the following information:

 

Correspondence sent from the Cabinet Secretary to Relevant Authority Groups (RAGs) in May 2017.

 

Minutes of the meetings of Groups under the Marine Transition Programme.


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

Informal private session: Inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral briefing

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Minutes:

There was an oral briefing on the inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

Additional information from Jim Evans, following his oral evidence session on 30 March 2017, as part of the inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from Blaise Bullimore with additional information following his oral evidence session on 5 April 2017, as part of the inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 05/04/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral evidence

Blaise Bullimore

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 05/04/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - Natural Resources Wales

Dr Mary Lewis, Marine Advice Team Leader

Mike Evans, Head of Evidence, Knowledge and Advice

 

Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 30/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral evidence from industry

Jim Evans, Welsh Fishermen’s Association

Minutes:

The witness introduced himself and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 30/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral evidence from Special Area of Conservation Officers

Sue Burton, Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation Officer

Alison Palmer Hargrave, Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau Special Area of Conservation Officer

Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 30/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - oral evidence from Non-Governmental Organisations

Alec Taylor, WWF Cymru, representing Wales Environment Link

Gill Bell, Marine Conservation Society, representing Wales Environment Link

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The witnesses introduced themselves and responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 30/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - discussion of oral and written evidence

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Minutes:

Members discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 22/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

3. Consider summary of evidence for inquiry into the management of Marine Protected Areas

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Meeting: 16/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales: An examination of evidence and decision making in MPAs using scalloping in Cardigan Bay as a case study

Prof Michel Kaiser, Professor or Marine Conservation Sciences - School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

Dr Emma Sheehan, Marine Institute Research Fellow - School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The witnesses responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

3. Welsh Government background paper

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Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Research Brief

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Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1.)

1. Itinerary

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Meeting: 01/02/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales: introduction from academics

 

Tim Glover, Blue Marine Foundation

Dr Sue Gubbay, Marine Environment Consultant

Prof Lynda Warren, Aberystwyth University

Steve Fletcher, Head of Marine Programme, UN Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and Associate Professor in Marine Policy, Plymouth University.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The academics introduced themselves and then responded to questions from Members.

 

 


 

 

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