Vastly increased offshore patrols, aerial surveillance and monitoring have ensured illegal fishing has been kept at bay in England’s seas since the UK became an independent coastal state on 1 January 2021.
Susan Kidd, Marine Planning Manager at The Crown Estate, explains how planning will benefit her work.
Alec Taylor, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Marine Policy Officer, explains why the adoption of the East marine plans holds environmental importance.
Mark Russell, Director of the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), provides his views on marine plans.
Sir Bill Callaghan, Chair of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), discusses why he is delighted to not only launch MMO’s Marine Development blog but also the publication of England’s first marine plans.