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Sustainable Seas Task Force

SSACN have been invited to join a new task force set up by the Scottish Government to consider the actions needed to ensure the sustainable management of Scotland’s coast and seas with a view to developing a set of proposals for Scottish marine legislation.

Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead will chair the Task Force.

The first meeting of the Task Force will be on January 23, 2008; the detailed work of the group will be undertaken at 5 workshops over the following months with a final group meeting in April. The Scottish Government will undertake a full consultation on a Marine Bill shortly thereafter.

The workshops will consider licensing and enforcement, conservation issues, marine management arrangements, planning and integrated coastal zone management, and science.

Richard Lochhead said "To protect this valuable natural resource, we must promote the sustainable use of our coasts and seas. There is a greater and growing awareness of the importance of sound management of our marine environment.

"The aim, among other things, is to introduce a new system of planning for the sea, better nature conservation and improvements to licensing and regulation of the marine environment.

"I would like to thank the organisations which have agreed to be part of the Sustainable Seas Task Force."

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Task Force - WWF Scotland
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Task Force - RSPB Scotland
Chamber of Shipping  /  Oil and Gas UK  /  Scottish Renewables
Scottish Coastal Forum   /  Firth of Clyde Forum
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation   /  Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers
British Ports Association   /  UK Major Ports Group
Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science Management   /  Sea Mammal Research Unit
Scottish Biodiversity Forum Marine Biodiversity Working Group
Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland  /  Historic Scotland
Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network
Scottish Boating Alliance   /  Maritime and Coastguard Agency  /  CoSLA
Fisheries Research Services   /  Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Natural Heritage   /  Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency

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