523. Offshore marine area.

523.     Offshore marine area.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/579, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

The Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 20171 make provision for implementing the Wild Birds Directive2 and the Habitats Directive3 in relation to the offshore marine area4, offshore marine installations5 and certain ships and aircraft6. Those regulations:

(1)     impose a duty on competent authorities7 exercising functions relevant to marine conservation to do so in such