Cookies on our website

The Natural Resources Wales website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, see our cookie policy.

Marine Licensing and the Water Framework Directive

Information on the Water Framework Directive and how it applies to marine licensing

Water Framework Directive (WFD)

From the mean low water mark up to one nautical mile from shore, the sea is protected under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This requires that any licensed project or activity does not ‘cause deterioration in a water body’.

 

Is there anything wrong with this page? Give us your feedback.