UK: More public involvement needed in Wales' Marine and Coastal Access Act, environmentalist says

A leading environmentalist has called for local communities to have more say in how creatures that live in the sea around Wales should be protected.

New Quay-based Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre hosted a talk on the issue on Tuesday, 13 April.
The event was to raise public awareness of The Marine and Coastal Access Act, which became law late last year.
The act includes the Welsh Assembly Government's obligation to provide for new marine protected areas.

The centre's project officer, Laura Mears, invited Gill Bell, Welsh officer for the Marine Conservation Society, along to the centre to inform local people about Marine Protected Areas and the Marine Act.

"We believe it is important that local people are aware of plans afoot and ways that they can be involved in the process," said Ms Mears.

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