Marine planning offers the potential to protect and enhance marine natural heritage, for its own sake and for the benefits it provides to the economy and society. We believe that significant progress and efficiencies can be made by embracing a forward-looking, ambitious and inclusive approach to strategic marine planning. This paper sets out a vision of marine planning that allows a modern approach to marine governance, to enable an integrated and balanced approach to the sustainable development, use, enjoyment and management of our seas.
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