ECOS 38 (3)


Marine nature conservation is not going well in Wales where designated marine protected areas have benefitted from vanishingly little management.  Quitting the EU looks likely to make things worse rather than better, despite apparent safety nets provided by recent, allegedly progressive, Welsh environmental legislation.

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Blaise Bullimore

is now mostly retired after being the first Skomer Marine Nature Reserve manager, a senior Marine Conservation Officer with the Countryside Council for Wales and a decade as a European Marine Site Officer.   Contact the author        

Kerry Lewis

a lecturer at Aberystwyth Law School, with particular research interests in environmental, nature and marine conservation, and public law.  She previously practiced as a solicitor, specialising in environment and planning law.  

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