EC ‘The European Parliament has endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.   In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space and resources: fishing […]

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MMO ‘Today marks a real milestone for the future of our seas, as England’s first marine plans have been formally adopted by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson. The first two plans cover the East inshore and offshore areas. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published the final plans, and a range […]

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This newsletter covers the East Plan update, details of the South Plan evidence and issues report, a summary of reports published and a listing of recent reports that have been commissioned to support the planning process.   Click here to read more

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EU ‘The Permanent Representatives Committee approved a draft directive establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning, which is aimed at contributing to sustainable growth of maritime economies and the sustainable development of marine areas. It herewith endorsed a compromise  reached between the Greek presidency and representatives of the European Parliament on 6 March. Maritime spatial […]

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