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Ascension Island: Marine Protected Areas

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13590, tabled on 11 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the formal request from the Ascension Island Council for long-term financial support for its Marine Protected Area.

Answered on

22 February 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has not received a formal request from the Ascension Island Government for long-term financial support for its Marine Protected Area. The FCO continues to work closely with our delivery partners to prepare the case for ongoing long-term support to those Territories who have participated in the Blue Belt programme, including Ascension. The Government recognises that there is a need to ensure that designated Marine Protected Areas are monitored and managed to the appropriate international standard.