Written evidence to the EAC Inquiry on MPAs

24 June 2014
Evidence provided to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas. This evidence focuses on the process to designate new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in English waters.

Marine Reserves Coalition 2013 Review

24 January 2014
Looking back over the MRC’s key work and activities throughout 2013.

Response to consultation on Marine Conservation Zone proposals for designation in 2013

28 March 2013
Response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) consultation on Marine Conservation Zones in English waters: proposals for designation in 2013.

Statement on new measures for the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area

28 January 2013
Statement in response to the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands announcement on new spatial and temporal closed areas added to the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area.

Written evidence to the EAC Inquiry into sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories

30 November 2012
Evidence provided to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Inquiry into sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories. This evidence focuses on marine conservation and marine biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories.

Response to proposed measures for the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area

1 November 2012
Response to the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands’ proposals for further protective measures in the SGSSI MPA.

Response to the proposed British Antarctic Survey – National Oceanography Centre merger

16 October 2012
Letter in opposition to the Natural Environment Research Council proposal to merge the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

MPA league table of nations

15 June 2012
Presented at the Rio + 20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the MPA league table shows the nations that are leading the way to achieving the Convention on Biological Diversity target of protecting 10% of the world’s marine environment by 2020, and those that have made little or no progress.

Science rationale for marine reserves

2 May 2012
The scientific rationale behind our call for more marine reserves, providing evidence from key scientific studies and outlining key international agreements and recommendations.

Manifesto for marine reserves

2 May 2012
This Manifesto summarises our position on marine reserves, outlining why we need them and what we want to see happen next.

Response to the Commonwealth marine reserve proposal for the Coral Sea Region

1 February 2012
Response to the Australian Government’s public consultation on proposals for a marine reserve in the Coral Sea Region, Australia.
Restoring the oceans will take time. We need to act now.