Eastport Marine Protected Areas Regulations
7 (1) The Minister shall, within 30 days after the day on which a plan that is submitted in accordance with section 6 is received, approve the plan if the proposed activity is not likely to damage or destroy the habitat of a living marine organism in the marine protected area and
(a) in the case of a scientific activity, the proposed activity is to be carried out for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of conservation measures implemented in, or for the management of, the marine protected area; and
(b) in the case of an educational activity, the proposed activity is to be carried out for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the marine protected area or providing information in respect of the conservation measures implemented in that area.
(2) Despite subsection (1), the Minister shall not approve a plan if the cumulative environmental effects of the proposed activity in combination with any other past and current activities carried out within the marine protected area are likely to damage or destroy the habitat of living marine organisms in that area.
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