- Tightening the blue belt—understanding marine conservation
- Can a local population or body apply for a zone to be protected as an MCZ? If so, what is required to support an application?
- Is there a hierarchy of protected areas?
- Can the granting of protection be challenged? If so, on what grounds?
- What is the extent of protection offered when an area is designated as a marine conservation area?
- What impact do these protections have on commercial activities in these waters (eg shipping, fishing, extraction)?
Environment analysis: Lisa Foster, partner at Richard Buxton, Environmental & Public Law Specialists, discusses the UK’s recent marine conservation zone (MCZs) designations and the extent such protections offer.
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