MPs slam DEFRA over delayed marine protection

The government is dragging its feet in completing its marine conservation zone network, according to the Environmental Audit Committee

EAC says DEFRA's response to its recommendations was inadequate. Photograph: 123RFDEFRA is unnecessarily delaying the completion of England’s marine conservation network, according to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).

The committee has undertaken two inquiries into DEFRA’s action on marine protection since 2014 and has identified a number of problems which it says are still not being addressed.  

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