Jonathan Shaw the Minister responsible for the Marine and Fisheries Agency announced on 3 July performance targets for the organisation for 2008/09, including, for Marine Works, to deploy inspection resources in line with risk weightings and provide an initial response to 75% of application with 12 weeks of the receipt of complete applications, for Marine Minerals, to issue a screening determination on 80% of marine minerals applications within 6 weeks of receipt of the application, for Renewables, to confirm with applicants, in writing, when the negotiation stage of the renewables FEPA licensing progress has concluded and inform them of the licence decision within 6 weeks of the correspondence date, and, in relation to Marine Pollution incidents, to issue a decision to use oil spill treatment product made within 1 hour of request and provide effective management and regulation of sea fisheries to secure a sustainable future. 

Link: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/ministers/statements/js080703.htm