Marine Bill Notice of Amendments tabled on 23 January 2013 for Consideration Stage

Clause 12, Page 9, Line 16

Leave out ‘may have regard to any economic or social consequences of doing so’ and insert ‘must have regard to-

(a)  any economic, cultural or social consequences of doing so;

(b) the extent to which any of the following activities are likely to be prohibited or significantly restricted within the proposed MCZ-

(i)  any licensable marine activity;

(ii)  fishing for or taking animals or plants from the sea; and

(c)  to the extent that subsection 7(b) applies, the impact on-

(i)  the environment within the protected area if the relevant activity is not prohibited;

(ii)  the environment elsewhere in the Northern Ireland marine area as a result of the activity being displaced’

Chair, Committee for the Environment

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