Written evidence from Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC): Supplementary Evidence (PAE0029)

Committee staff sent a follow up question to the JNCC stemming from their initial and subsequent submissions to the Committee’s protected areas inquiry (PAE0021), (PAE0026) and (PAE0028). The question from Committee staff is set out in bold, the JNCC’s response is in normal text.

Are any England-specific figures available for marine monitoring?

JNCC carries out between 1 and 2 surveys a year for England. Most years there’s one in Scotland and one in England; some years two in England.

(Note this just refers to offshore monitoring, ie beyond 12 nm [nautical miles], as this is the area JNCC has responsibility for.)