Scottish Environment LINK, the coalition of Scotland’s environment charities, today welcomed the inclusion of a UK Marine Bill in the Queen’s speech.
We are very pleased that this historic piece of legislation will finally become a reality. The UK Marine Bill is very important for Scotland as many activities in Scottish waters are still reserved to Westminster. We must now ensure that the forthcoming Scottish Marine Bill and the UK Marine Bill fit seamlessly together. The resulting Marine Acts must establish clear duties to enable protection, restoration and recovery of Scotland’s seas, and the marine wildlife and coastal communities that depend on them