[MARMAM] UK's JNCC disturbance guidance

Sarah Dolman sarah.dolman at wdcs.org
Fri May 30 04:54:11 PDT 2008


Dear MARMAM


 


The UK's Joint Nature Conservation Council (JNCC) currently has a public consultation underway on guidance for those carrying out activities in the marine environment. It's aim is to help determine when a disturbance offence might be committed, how it can be avoided and, if appropriate, when a wildlife license might be required. It includes mitigation measures for pile driving, explosives and seismic surveying. <http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-4224> The consultation period is almost at a close and submissions need to be sent to JNCC by the 4 June 2008. 


 


WDCS has some concerns about the scientific and legislative content of the guidance. We would like to encourage you to visit the website and provide comment to JNCC. 'The deliberate disturbance of marine European Protected Species: Guidance for English and Welsh territorial waters and the UK offshore marine area' is available at here: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-4226 <http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-4226> 


 

Many thanks,

Sarah Dolman

WDCS International Science Team

 

Sarah Dolman

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