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Ecosystem Approach

The Ecosystem Approach is a strategy for the integrated management of resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.

The Ecosystem Approach was developed through the Convention on Biological Diversity. The approach recognises that humans, with their cultural diversity, are an integral component of social and economic systems. The ecosystem approach is being considered as an essential element in the development of the Marine Plan for Wales.

As a cross cutting tool it provides a focus for applying a set of practical principles to the development and delivery of policy and priorities. Policy areas needing consideration include marine energy, tourism, transport, social inclusion and more. 

We want to ensure that people can have their say on the future of our seas. We are working with a range of people and organisations to develop co-management arrangements to deliver healthy marine environments.