Rebecca Pow – 2020 Comments on Marine and Coastal Areas

The text of the comments made by Rebecca Pow, the Domestic Marine Minister, on 18 July 2020.

Whether it is to enjoy a sport, take a walk, watch the wildlife or to simply admire the landscape, for many of us spending time by the sea is not only hugely enjoyable, but it has a welcome impact on our well-being too.

This realisation makes it all the more important that we take care of our environment, and our ever-expanding national ‘Blue Belt’, protecting more than 40% of English waters, is helping to safeguard these precious habitats for future generations.