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Marine Bill - Call for Evidence

The purpose of the Marine Bill is to provide for marine plans in relation to the Northern Ireland inshore region; to provide for marine conservation zones in that region; to make further provision in relation to marine licensing for certain electricity works in that region; and for connected purposes.

The Bill will apply to the territorial sea and the seabed adjacent to Northern Ireland (out to 12 nautical miles). This is the Northern Ireland ‘inshore region’.

The Bill has five parts:

Part 1: The Northern Ireland Inshore Region
Part 2: Marine Planning
Part 3: Marine Protection
Part 4: Marine Licensing: Generating Stations
Part 5: Supplementary Information

Any organisation or individual with an interest in this consultation is invited to submit evidence to the Committee by e-mail:
or by post to:
Committee Clerk, Room 245, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX

The evidence must be structured to address the specific clauses of the Bill.

If you do not have access to the internet or e-mail facilities or you have any other enquiries, please contact the Committee Clerk on 028 9052 1347.

The closing date for submissions is 27 April 2012.

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