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Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has (a) set up and (b) planned a marine protected area trial; and if he will make a statement. (188595)

We are committed to designating an ecologically coherent network of well-managed protected areas by 2012, and are currently developing plans to achieve this. Marine protected area trials are being considered as part of these plans.