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The Marine Strategy Regulations 2010

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Meaning of “the marine strategy area” and “marine waters”

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3.  (1)  For the purpose of these Regulations, “the marine strategy area” means—

(a)the area of sea within the seaward limits of the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom, and the sea bed and its subsoil in that area of sea;

(b)any area of sea within the limits of the renewable energy zone and the sea bed and its subsoil in that area of sea; and

(c)the sea bed and its subsoil within the limits of any areas designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(1) (so far as not falling within the area mentioned in paragraph (b)).

(2) In paragraph (1), “sea”—

(a)includes coastal water;

(b)does not include any transitional waters.

(3) For the purpose of these Regulations, “marine waters” means waters of the sea, and the seabed and subsoil of the waters in question.

(1)

1964 c. 29. Section 1(7) was amended by the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982 (c. 23), section 37 and Schedule 3, paragraph 1. Areas have been designated under section 1(7) by S.I. 1987/1265, 2000/3062 and 2001/3670.

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