Policies, legislation & guidance
A sound policy and legislative framework is
essential to underpin and guide the work of protecting
and improving the quality of our coast and seas.
There are several initiatives underway in
Wales, UK and Europe that are key to achieving our goal,
- The Westminster government’s Marine Stewardship Initiative
- Implementing the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) that
provide tools for more sustainable management of our seas.
- Implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive – A
European Directive that requires member states to develop marine
strategies designed to achieve Good Environmental Status of
European seas waters by 2020
- The 'Ecosystem approach' that the UK signed up to at the World
Summit on Sustainable Development in 2000.
Further information can be found on the Defra and WAG