The Maritime Strategy began as an undertaking from the Maritime State of Nature report Maritime State of Nature: getting onto an even keel which was launched on 6 November 2002. The strategy had two key objectives:
i. To set English Nature’s objectives for our coasts and seas
ii. To act as a catalyst and support implementation of government initiatives, in particular the Marine Stewardship Process and the maritime elements of the England Biodiversity Strategy
This document is published for historic and research purposes.