Welsh government criticised for lack of action on marine protection

A Welsh assembly committee has pressed the Welsh environment secretary to provide greater detail on how she plans to improve protection of the nation’s coast and seas, following its inquiry into the issue.

The Wales Assembly building in Cardiff. Photograph: Anthony Baggett/123RFThe Welsh government has failed to adequately address concerns raised following an inquiry into its record on marine protection, according to members of the assembly’s climate change, environment and rural affairs committee.

Committee chair Mike Hedges has written to the cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs Lesley Griffiths to ask for clarification on several points of her response to the committee’s report on marine protected area (MPA) management ahead of a debate on the issue at the assembly on 18 October.

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