The Wildlife Trusts: ‘In 2019, the UK plans to leave the European Union. Before our departure, the Government must ensure there is a clear vision for our marine environment. While it is important that we retain existing EU law through the Withdrawal Bill and anticipated Fisheries Bill, this departure is a unique opportunity to improve the way we manage the sea.
Our report The Way Back to Living Seas sets out The Wildlife Trusts’ proposals for a new UK Marine Strategy. This would guide how we develop industry at sea, how we fish within environmental limits and how we can restore our marine ecosystems so that we have seas full of fish and wildlife. All sea users would be involved in its development. A UK Marine Strategy would help to provide economic security and essential benefits for all citizens. And we could inspire a new generation who will love and care for our seas in the decades to come.’ Click here to download the report