Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership (WCMP)

Environment Agency Wales
Cambria House
29 Newport Road

Contact: Jill Brown
Tel: 02920 466134
Fax: 02920 466143

Type of partnership: Neutral, broad-based and honest broker role.
Marine Plan Area: 11. Other

Wales has a coastline of over 1,600 kilometres, with a substantial amount covered by conservation designations. At the same time, the majority of the population of Wales live within the coastal zone, resulting in a range of pressures. The territorial sea of Wales extends to a distance of 12 nautical miles from baselines. Many coastal and maritime issues cut across the responsibilities of more than one organisation which can make it difficult sometimes to achieve a fully co-ordinated approach to issues.

The Wales Coastal and Maritime Partnership (WCMP), established in 2002 is a non-statutory advisory group that brings together all those with an interest in the marine and coastal environment of Wales. The partnership comprises representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The aim of the partnership is to provide integrated and co-ordinated advice to Welsh Assembly Government on sustainable development issues affecting the coast and seas of Wales. The partnership encourages the integration of interests to achieve common objectives to create a cleaner and healthier marine environment for Wales. The funding partners are: Welsh Assembly Government, Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water and Countryside Council for Wales.

Core ServicesAdditional Services
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Provision of network opportunities
  • Facilitation role
  • Communication - dissemination of the relevant information
  • Promote collaborative working
Core PurposesDesignations

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