In August 2017, the Committee published its report, Turning the tide? Report of the inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to Marine Protected Area management. The report made a number of recommendations about the need to increase resources for MPA management; establish a marine science partnership; increase awareness of the role of MPAs; and create an enforcement strategy based on risk.
In September 2018, the Welsh Government published an MPA Network Management Framework for Wales 2018-2023 and an MPA Network Management Action Plan for Wales 2018-2019.
The Committee is keen to assess the progress made by the Welsh Government in taking forward the recommendations in our , and in delivering MPA Network Management Action Plan 2018-19.
We would like to invite you to submit written evidence to help inform this work. It would be helpful if you could frame your response within the following terms of reference:
CCERA inquiry into Marine Protected Areas, and report to the Welsh
Government in August 2017:
Last year the Welsh Government’s approach to the MPA Network Management was published. This included the 2018-2023 Framework and 2018-2019 Action Plan. Do these:
Do you have any other comments or issues you wish to raise that have not been covered by the specific questions?
Invitation to contribute to the inquiry
If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all contributions reach us before 19 April 2019.
Providing Written Evidence
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Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565