Ocean Conservation APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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Focuses on a broad range of issues affecting the ocean, specifically concentrating on plastic pollution, marine protection, water quality and climate change. The group brings together politicians and key stakeholders into a participatory space where expertise, ideas and networking converge to help better protect the ocean.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Ocean Conservation

1. Policy paper: 25 Year Environment Plan
16/05/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Gabarone, 1983) 12. 1979 Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

2. Surfers Against Sewage - written evidence
13/02/2019 - Inquiry: Scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: of Surfers Against Sewage, a leading  marine conservation charity in the UK, working with more than 430

3. Shark fin trade
09/07/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: work towards a strong Global Ocean Treaty to improve shark conservation.

4. Future of the sea: ocean acidification
31/08/2017 - Government Office for Science (GO-Science)
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Found: Future of the sea: ocean acidification - GOV.UK

5. UK takes step forward in global marine protection
14/03/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: of calls to protect 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030. The UK Government has backed plans by Ascension

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ocean Conservation

1. Uncontrolled Shark Fishing in the Atlantic
03/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: UK and beyond that do excellent work on shark conservation all over the world. The adoption certificate - Speech Link
2: understand that the International Union for Conservation of Nature classes sharks simply as “vulnerable” - Speech Link
3: fisheries at an international level and make the conservation of shark species a key priority. I am thankful - Speech Link

2. Blue Belt Programme: Marine Protected Areas
19/12/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: that we recently had a long debate on marine conservation. I hope that he will join the all-party group - Speech Link
2: world by example across the whole spectrum of ocean conservation.I salute the great many people who - Speech Link
3: I well understand the importance of marine conservation, and I am very happy to support the Blue Belt - Speech Link

3. Blue Belt Programme: South Sandwich Islands
12/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: When commercial fishing in the Atlantic ocean and North sea had to be stopped during world war - Speech Link
2: what remains to this day, I think, the biggest conservation commitment ever made by any Government ever - Speech Link
3: spectacularly. The Pitcairn islands in the Pacific ocean, for example, are surrounded by the most pristine - Speech Link

4. Marine Protected Areas
17/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: produced by human activity are absorbed by the ocean. Some of that is good and some of it leads to the - Speech Link
2: MPAs: marine conservation zones, special protection areas, and special areas of conservation. They all contribute - Speech Link

5. Marine Environment
14/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: there are ships that do scrape the bottom of the ocean, taking everything. That is a savage and unacceptable - Speech Link
2: According to Sky Ocean Rescue, a rubbish truck’s worth of plastic is dumped in the ocean every minute. Some - Speech Link
3: that the UK has shown real leadership on ocean conservation through the action of various Governments - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ocean Conservation
1. British Indian Ocean Territory: Nature Conservation
asked by: Patrick Grady
... what emergency procedures are in place to protect the flora and fauna of the British Indian Ocean Territory in the event of an accident involving military aircraft or naval vessels.

2. HMS Ocean
asked by: Lord West of Spithead
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sale price of HMS Ocean to Brazil; and how much they plan to spend on the new Littoral Strike Ships.

3. HMS Ocean
asked by: Lord West of Spithead
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider buying back HMS Ocean from Brazil to be the first of the UK's Littoral Strike Ships.

4. HMS Ocean
asked by: Luke Pollard
... what the final agreed price was for the sale of HMS Ocean to the Brazilian Government.

5. HMS Ocean
asked by: Luke Pollard
... what the agreed payment schedule is for the purchase of HMS Ocean by the Brazilian Government.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 21st November 2018
Cherilyn Mackrory Portrait
Cherilyn Mackrory
Vice Chair
Conservative - Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve Double MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4408.

Email: steve.double.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alice Field, Surfers Against Sewage, Unit 2, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RD. Tel: 01872 555 944

Email: info@oceanconvservationappg.org


Surfers Against Sewage acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.sas.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
11 Feb 2020
Surfers Against Sewage
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
10 Oct 2018
Surfers Against Sewage
Secretariat   From : 10/10/2018 To : 09/10/2019

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Ocean Conservation APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 21st November 2018