Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/06/14

Government pledges 41 new marine conservation zones as May prepares to lobby G7 on plastics pollution

A short-snouted seahorse, among the species set to benefit from the scheme“The government has pledged to create 41 new marine conservation zones (MCZ) around Britain’s coastline that will block “harmful” activities like dredging, sea-bed trawler fishing and offshore development.
Michael Gove, the environment secretary, claimed extending the UK’s so-called “blue belt” of protected sea zones would put it “at the forefront of marine protection”.
A six-week consultation is planned after which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) intends to designate some 11,000 sq km of coastline as newly protected – bringing the total area to 220,000 sq km, or two-fifths of the country’s coastline.”

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Fonte: Independent, 8 de junho de 2018


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