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Conservation law facing review, changes coming

Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin says the National Conservation Law which took full effect last year is now facing legislative review. 
The review of the law, as well as others, forms part and parcel of the coalition agreement between the Progressives, CDP and Independents.

The law faced criticism from several quarters for being too restrictive. It sets out among other things expanded protected marine parks catch limits and land conservation rules, but the Premier says the law is listed for scrutiny.

“We have said that quite publicly that a number of the pieces of legislation that have been passed which have been controversial, which have created issues and concerns are going to the subject of review and the National Conservation Law is certainly one of those,” Mr McLaughlin said.

Mr McLaughlin did not elaborate on what changes would be made. The law was championed by former Environment Minister Hon Wayne Panton this week Hon Dwayne Seymour was named Environment Minister.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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