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Marine nature parks

French Marine Nature Parks officially came into being on 14 April 2006 with a law passed to create a new protection tool and the public body on which the parks depend: the Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (The French Marine Protected Areas Agency). It was the culmination of a story which began in the 1980s in the western parts of France, with the need to protect the Iroise Sea while respecting local uses of the waters.

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Document date : 12/2015

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