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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve the UK’s Ocean Health Index score. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK Marine Strategy puts in place the framework for achieving good environmental status in UK waters. A recent consultation on the progress made towards GES showed that whilst progress was being made further work was needed.</p><p> </p><p>The updated UK Marine Strategy Part I assesses an array of ocean health factors as well as economic and social analyses of the way we use our marine environment and the benefits it provides us. The updated assessments will be published later this year, giving improved information to the scientists working on the UK’s Ocean Assessment Score.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is already a global leader in protecting seas, the ocean and marine life. Our work includes the creation of 355 Marine Protected Areas protecting 25% of UK waters, including the recent designation of 41 Marine Conservation Zones. On 8 June we announced a review into Highly Protected Marine Areas in England, which is due to report by early 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:53:00.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:53:00.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve the UK’s Ocean Health Index score. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
star this property uin 287585 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:55.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:55.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure a global treaty to protect the high seas by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 169440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The FCO leads, with close cooperation from DEFRA, on the negotiations to develop an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ process). The first meeting of the UN Inter-governmental conference to develop the new international instrument started, on 4 September 2018 and the UK is represented by FCO and DEFRA officials. The Government fully supports the United Nations BBNJ process to develop an ambitious agreement which we would like to see concluded in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T14:22:44.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T14:22:44.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to secure a global agreement on protecting at least 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 137984 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan, the UK will work with partners internationally to make sure that a robust evidence base informs the adoption of ambitious, realistic and measurable post-2020 targets at the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention for Biological Diversity in 2020.</p><p>This should include the agreement of new ambitious targets for protection of the world's oceans. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office works closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to promote the UK's ambitions in this respect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T14:40:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T14:40:15.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137984, on seas and oceans: environment protection, whether the UK Government voted in support of measure 053 on increasing marine protected area coverage for effective marine biodiversity conservation at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 140661 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government abstained from the vote on motion 053 on increasing marine protected area coverage for effective marine biodiversity conservation at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T14:32:15.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T14:32:15.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-14more like thismore than 2016-03-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to put in place a blue belt to protect marine habitats and species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
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Sir David Amess more like this
star this property uin 904164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Since 2013, we have designated 50 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), which protect a range of habitats and species. A third tranche of MCZs will be designated in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently undertaking work to identify a complete network of Special Protection Areas for seabirds, and consulting on five Special Areas of Conservation for harbour porpoise.</p><p> </p><p>Over 17% of UK waters and almost a third of English inshore waters are now within Marine Protected Areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-03-17T15:41:30.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-17T15:41:30.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) completing the network of Marine Conservation Zones and (b) creating a blue belt around British Overseas Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 16220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for Marine Conservation Zones is devolved, the answer below relates to Marine Conservation Zones being established in the Secretary of State’s waters: English inshore waters (within 12 nautical miles) and the offshore waters (beyond 12 nautical miles) off England, Northern Ireland and Wales.</p><br /><p>We are designating Marine Conservation Zones in tranches; for each tranche costs are estimated in Impact Assessments accompanying their consultation and then designation. Equivalent annual costs to business for the first tranche were estimated upon their designation to be £0.5 million, with £1.7 million annual costs for the public sector. Equivalent annual costs to business for the second tranche estimated when they were consulted on were £0.18 million, with £1.924 million annual costs for the public sector, these estimates will be updated when this second tranche is designated. We have not yet estimated the costs for the third and final tranche, costs estimates will be provided when this tranche is consulted on.</p><br /><p>The Blue Belt of marine protection around the Overseas Territories will encompass a broad range of new and enhanced marine protection measures across different Territories.The British Indian Ocean Territory and South Georgia &amp; the South Sandwich Islands have already declared Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), with funded enforcement measures. For Pitcairn and Ascension Island, work is in hand to develop cost-effective monitoring and enforcement solutions for future MPAs. For the other Overseas Territories, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office is at an early stage of working with the Territories to scope what further marine protection measures are desirable and scientifically justified.Identifying any additional cost requirements to support this initiative is part of this scoping exercise.[1]</p><br /><p>[1] Information provided by Foreign and Commonwealth Office</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T16:13:42.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T16:13:42.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
66048
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas in UK waters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 204171 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Impact Assessment for the designation of the first tranche of Marine Conservation Zones assessed the economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Marine Protected Areas are expected to result in increases in ecosystem services including provisioning (i.e. increased fish numbers), regulating (i.e. climate regulation), cultural and recreational services. Overall, networks are likely to have additional benefits, such as an increase in biological resilience to adapt to changed conditions. While it is not possible to fully monetise the economic benefits of MPAs the Government is continually reviewing and developing the evidence base in this area with a wide range of interested parties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-07-11T16:01:07.9306357Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-11T16:01:07.9306357Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK's seabed is protected from the fishing practice of bottom trawling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 204165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A single figure would not give an accurate picture of the area of the UK's seabed that is protected from the practice of bottom trawling. This is due to the various fishing method restrictions used, including full spatial closures, seasonal closures and those based on the size of fishing vessels. Additionally, as Defra is only responsible for fisheries management for parts of the UK,with Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities leading in the 0-6 nautical miles area, this data is not held in one place.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-07-11T15:56:48.1813186Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-11T15:56:48.1813186Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the seabed within the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone is designated as marine protected areas; and what proportion of such areas exclude the fishing practice of bottom trawling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 204168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Around 9.4% of the UK continental shelf, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Part V, Article 76, is designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This area includes all of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The closure of fisheries in MPAs located in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for their respective administrations. Therefore, information on the proportion of such areas in the UK is not readily available. As part of Defra's revised approach to fisheries management, 17 new byelaws have been introduced to protect vulnerable habitats from damaging bottom trawling activities in MPAs. Details of these byelaws, including the boundaries of closed areas, are available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Cornwall Closed Area European Marine Site: <a href="http://www.cornwall-ifca.gov.uk/new_byelaw" target="_blank">http://www.cornwall-ifca.gov.uk/new_byelaw</a></p><p> </p><p>- Devon &amp; Severn mobile gear protection byelaw: <a href="http://www.devonandsevernifca.gov.uk/News" target="_blank">http://www.devonandsevernifca.gov.uk/News</a></p><p> </p><p>- Eastern European Marine Site byelaw: <a href="http://www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=137&amp;Itemid=202" target="_blank">http://www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=137&amp;Itemid=202</a></p><p> </p><p>- Isles of Scilly European Marine Site byelaw: <a href="http://www.scillyifca.gov.uk/European_Marine_Sites" target="_blank">http://www.scillyifca.gov.uk/European_Marine_Sites</a></p><p> </p><p>- Kent and Essex Bottom towed gear byelaw: <a href="http://www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk/i-want-to-find-out-about/regulations/keifca-byelaws/keifca-district-byelaws/" target="_blank">http://www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk/i-want-to-find-out-about/regulations/keifca-byelaws/keifca-district-byelaws/</a></p><p> </p><p>- North Eastern Humber Estuary European Marine Site byelaw: <a href="http://www.ne-ifca.gov.uk/legislation-and-byelaws/byelaw-regulations/" target="_blank">http://www.ne-ifca.gov.uk/legislation-and-byelaws/byelaw-regulations/</a></p><p> </p><p>- North Eastern Flamborough Head byelaw: <a href="http://www.ne-ifca.gov.uk/legislation-and-byelaws/byelaw-regulations/" target="_blank">http://www.ne-ifca.gov.uk/legislation-and-byelaws/byelaw-regulations/</a></p><p> </p><p>- North Western European Marine Site byelaw (named byelaw 6): <a href="http://www.nw-ifca.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.nw-ifca.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>- Northumberland mobile gear byelaw: <a href="http://www.nifca.gov.uk/byelaws/new-ems-byelaw/" target="_blank">http://www.nifca.gov.uk/byelaws/new-ems-byelaw/</a></p><p> </p><p>- Northumberland Seagrass protection byelaw: <a href="http://www.nifca.gov.uk/byelaws/new-ems-byelaw/" target="_blank">http://www.nifca.gov.uk/byelaws/new-ems-byelaw/</a></p><p> </p><p>- Southern Seagrass protection byelaw: <a href="http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>- Southern Bottom towed gear byelaw: <a href="http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>- Sussex Prohibition of fishing byelaw: <a href="http://www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=143&amp;Itemid=205" target="_blank">http://www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=143&amp;Itemid=205</a></p><p> </p><p>- Four new MMO byelaws linked below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.marinemanagement.org.uk/protecting/conservation/ems-byelaws.htm" target="_blank">http://www.marinemanagement.org.uk/protecting/conservation/ems-byelaws.htm</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T12:05:46.6080524Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T12:05:46.6080524Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this