Strategic Environmental Assessments
DAERA, DEFRA and the Welsh Government have determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is required for the Irish Sea Demersal FMP. As part of this process an SEA Scoping Report was prepared, for consideration by the statutory consultation bodies.
The purpose of this SEA Scoping Report is to provide the context for, and determine the scope of, the SEA and to set out the framework for undertaking the later stages of the SEA.
The scoping stage of SEA involves reviewing other relevant plans, policies and programmes, considering the current state of the environment, and identifying any key environmental problems which may be affected by the FMP. It sets out the ‘SEA framework’, which comprises specific environmental objectives against which the likely effects of the fishery management plan can be assessed.
The SEA scoping report can be viewed below.