The Marine Policy Statement expresses support for the fishing sector, and cites many issues that the industry faces such as displacement, identifying possible solutions such as co-location of activity where appropriate. In the East Marine Plan areas, fishing takes many forms with some types reliant on particular grounds that are fished seasonally and others being nomadic in nature.
The Marine Policy Statement is supportive of the aquaculture industry. In considering the benefits of encouraging the development of "efficient, competitive and sustainable" aquaculture.
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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.