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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 134: Orders for protection of MCZs in Wales

383.This section gives the Welsh Ministers the power to make conservation orders, in order to protect MCZs in the Welsh inshore region and help further their conservation objectives.

384.Subsection (3) applies the byelaw-making provisions of subsections (3), (4) and (7) to (9) of section 130 to conservation orders made by the Welsh Ministers. Conservation orders in Wales will work in a similar way to byelaws in England.

385.Subsection (4) enables the Welsh Ministers to issue permits authorising anything which would otherwise be unlawful under a conservation order and subsection (5) enables the Welsh Ministers to attach conditions to any such permit.

386.Subsection (6) allows the Welsh Ministers to make an order which applies to two or more MCZs.

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