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Decision to withdraw plans for 10 Marine Conservation Zones announced


'MPAs Wales'    Natural Resources Wales

The highly controversial plans to introduce 10 Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zones (HPMCZs) off the coast of Wales by the Welsh Government has been withdrawn.

The RYA was concerned that the proposals would severely limit the ability for people to go boating in whatever form which directly contradicted the Welsh Government’s ‘Creating an Active Wales’ strategy.

Caroline Price RYA Planning and Environmental Manager: 'This is good news for recreational boating. The impact of the proposed zones on the club network in North West Wales in particular could have led to a reduction in opportunities to go boating and therefore a reduction in boating itself'.

'It is also good news that the Welsh Government is prepared to go back to the drawing board and start again by looking at its existing 125 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to see if any additional changes can be made before looking at potentially creating additional zones'.

The Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies has now commissioned an assessment of Wales’ current MPAs to identify if there are any gaps and what options might be appropriate to fill those gaps.

The Welsh Government received 7,000 responses to its consultation containing 'strongly held' views.

In response it announced a further period of work following the consultation to inform how they move ahead. This was led by a Task and Finish Team, supported by a Stakeholder Focus Group, of which the RYA was a member.

The RYA together with the Welsh Yachting Association have been in talks with the Welsh Government on this issue for some time and additionally have seats on the Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership (WCMP) which draws together industry and user representation on this matter

In November last year the RYA gave evidence to the cross-party Assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee stating that the proposed HPMCZs could be detrimental for recreational boating across Wales with subsequent impacts on the coastal economy.

'We look forward to continuing to work with the Welsh Government as it examines its existing network of MPAs' concludes Caroline.

Love boating? Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding British boating. Join today and support the RYA in protecting your boating rights and freedoms. Take advantage of free advice and support on all aspects of your boating, as well as enjoying a range of fantastic personal member offers. Find out more by calling 0844 556 9556, email member.services(@)rya.org.uk or visit RYA website.


by Louise Nicholls

  

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