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 Marine Protected Areas (MPA) National Steering Group

The MPA National Steering Group (NSG) has representatives from key MPA management authorities and advisers that have responsibilities in England. The NSG was established at the request of the Defra MPA Network Board in 2014 and its purpose was to support the delivery of a well-managed network of MPAs by 2016 and beyond. In particular, the main aims of the NSG are to facilitate improved reporting and co-ordination of MPA management within English waters. It is chaired and coordinated by the Marine Management Organisation. The current coordinator is Tim Dixon.

The group have produced the following publications: