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Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (S.I. 1013 of 2017).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Document type
Regulation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Marine pollution EIA Authorization/permit Marine protected areas Offences/penalties Protected area Ecosystem preservation Protection of habitats Birds
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations implement for the United Kingdom provisions of Council Directive 2009/147/EEC on the conservation of wild birds and Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora in relation to marine areas where the United Kingdom has jurisdiction beyond its territorial sea, i.e. the offshore marine area (defined in these Regulations), offshore marine installations and certain ships and aircraft. The Regulations enable the Welsh Ministers to carry out certain functions (which are currently functions of the Secretary of State) in offshore waters adjacent to Wales. These functions include the selection, notification and designation of special areas of conservation as required by the Habitats Directive and the granting of licences for certain activities that would otherwise constitute an offence in the Welsh offshore region in respect of European protected species.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | 1992

Keyword: Protection of species, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | 1979

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 Chapter 8).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990

Keyword: Environmental planning, Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Land-use planning, Institution, Expropriation, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Cap. 23).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Coastal zone management, Land-use planning, Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Marine area, Marine protected areas, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (2010 asp 5).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Land-use planning, Coastal zone management, Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Institution, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Mariculture, Sovereignty, Marine area, Ecosystem preservation, Marine protected areas, Marine mammals, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 1627 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Marine pollution, Policy/planning, Management/conservation, Pollution control, Marine area, Transboundary effects, Monitoring, Environmental planning, Ecosystem preservation, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, c.) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 1842 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Marine pollution, EIA, Authorization/permit, Marine protected areas, Offences/penalties, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Birds

Source: FAO, FAOLEX