ARCHIVE: Policy and legislation
Defra is responsible for setting legislation, policy, regulations and guidance for a number of marine environment issues. There are also several European and international laws and policies that apply. Read more below or find out who implements our policies.
- Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive
- Marine objectives: our seas - a shared resource
- Integrated coastal zone management
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Page last modified: 23 March 2010