The UK’s marine environment is extremely rich and varied, supporting a wide range of species of national and international importance. It provides vital ecosystem goods and services including provision of food and regulation of the climate. A healthy marine ecosystem is fundamental to supporting sustainable development,providing wide social and economic benefits.
Please use our interactive map to view and combine marine plan policy data.
References in marine plans to European legislation, insofar as it is currently or will become part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU, may require some changes in relation to our obligations under EC Directives that will not immediately be updated in the plans. Any such changes will be addressed when the marine plan is amended after the next plan reporting point.