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Enforcement of marine nature conservation legislation – examining the scope for improvements - WC04023

Description
The aim of this project was to identify opportunities to improve the existing arrangements for the enforcement of nature conservation legislation in the marine environment, in particular considering if and how existing authorities responsible for enforcement of wider marine legislation could be used. The intended output was a report focussing on opportunities to re-align existing arrangements, realise synergies and efficiency savings to improve enforcement. Options of how this could be achieved and what changes to existing powers, duties and functions to allow organisations to fulfil this role was to be outlined. The resulting report provides a review of the existing enforcement arrangements and general opportunities to improve enforcement, including a series of non-regulatory and alternative approaches. Three general options for arrangements were presented, but no detailed analysis.

The recommendations and conclusions sections contain some interesting ideas which Defra will consider. They will need to analyse from a legal and policy perspective alongside other proposals being developed
Project Documents
• Final Report : Enforcement of Marine Nature Conservation Legislation – Examining the Scope for Improvements   (552k)
• Final Report - Annex : Enforcement of Marine Nature Conservation Legislation – Examining the Scope for Improvements   (209k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2007

Cost: £23,540
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Haskoning UK Ltd
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Marine Impacts              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Wildlife Conservation