HC Deb 09 December 1992 vol 215 c707W
37. Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what he expects the pilot study he has commissioned into cetaceans in the channel to report.

Mr. Maclean

The results of this joint European proposal to carry out a major trans-boundary survey of cetaceans in the North sea, Kattegat, Skaggerak and the channel will help to identify important habitat areas for these species and potential threats to them. The survey will also aid Community states in fulfilling their international nature conservation obligations and the results will provide a basis for the development of an integrated management plan for the region.

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