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Coastal and Marine Sector Group

The vision for the Coastal and Marine Sector Group is for "biologically diverse, clean, healthy and productive coasts and seas, which reconcile human needs with the conservation and restoration of wildlife habitats, as far as possible through natural processes".

The objectives for this group include:

  • Ensuring that all planning, management and legislative processes in marine and coastal zones fully recognise the conservation of and, where appropriate, creation of habitats;
  • Promoting responsible and sustainable fisheries that ensure healthy marine ecosystems as well as providing a livelihood for those in the industry;
  • Seeking legislative mechanisms to control known damaging activities in the marine environment such as sand and aggregate extraction, pair trawling etc.
  • Sustainable development of the new renewable energy sector through the further incorporation of biodiversity considerations into the environmental assessments (Strategic Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments), pre- and post- development monitoring, and potential incorporation if closed areas;
  • Continuing reductions in all sources and threats of pollution; and
  • An improved information base for understanding impacts on marine biodiversity and to support the development of ecosystem-based policies.
Date Minutes Papers
26/09/08 CAMSG Agenda 26/09/2008 (PDF 68kb)
09/05/2008 CAMSG Agenda 09/05/2008 (PDF 67kb)
CAMSG Actions (PDF 64kb)
21/12/07 CAMSG Lyme Bay Response (PDF 36kb)
13/12/07 CAMSG Minutes 13/12/07 (PDF 28kb)
24/01/07 CAMSG Minutes 24/01/07 (PDF 33kb)