Many habitats and species in Britain are severely threatened and the Bill has been hailed as potentially one of the most important tools to help conserve the marine wildlife.
The potential benefits of the proposed new Marine and Coastal Access Bill.
The impact that the Bill could have on our declining fish stocks. Could the proposed new conservation zones replenish the numbers of cod, plaice and other fish which have declined by over 90 per cent in the last century? Marine scientists and fishermen give their opinions.
The impact that the Bill could have on Britain's declining fish stocks.
How the new Bill promises to conserve British coastal wildlife. Should there be quotas for protected areas, and how should we balance the interests of all the other stakeholders in our seas?
How the new Bill promises to conserve the British coastal wildlife.
How wildlife values can be measured against other socio-economic services. Kelvin visits the site of a wind farm on the Lancashire coast, where the discovery of a huge flock of sea-duck has both underlined the potential conflicts between users of the seas and offered solutions for a way forward.
How wildlife values can be measured against other socio-economic services.
The Bill promises the public the chance to walk around the coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. Kelvin assesses the potential impact on wildlife and explores the crumbling Dorset Heritage Coast, where the Bill will offer solutions to the problems of coastal erosion. He also hears from landowners and conservationists about the advantages and possible drawbacks for wildlife along the route.
How the promised coastal walking access could have an impact on wildlife.