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Marine Conservation Zones

Yesterday there was a debate on Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in Westminster Hall, I made an intervention to point out that local interests must be considered when it comes to involving fishermen and other sea users in the planning of MCZs.

Intervention:

Mr Bradshaw: Is the hon. Gentleman also aware of research commissioned by the recreational anglers? It shows that fishing interests are not always allied. Sometimes the commercial fishing sector can be in conflict with the recreational sector, and the recreational sector, in many parts of the country, brings more income in to those local communities.

Mr Sanders: The right hon. Gentleman is correct. There are also divers and other people using the seas who contribute financially to the economies of the local areas concerned.

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