Draft SMR consultation

smr mapThe Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 introduced statutory marine planning for the first time in the Scottish marine area. The Act provides for a National Marine Plan and for the delegation of marine planning functions to a regional level. Scottish Ministers have the power to designate and identify the boundaries of Scottish Marine Regions through secondary legislation, and your input will help ensure that this legislation is as required.

The Government have launched a consultation on The Draft Scottish Marine Regions Order 2013 to seek views on the draft legislation that identifies and establishes Scottish Marine Regions (SMRs).

Previously the Government consulted on the identification and designation of an appropriate set of Scottish Marine Regions to implement marine planning at a regional level in Scotland.  The public consultation ‘Scottish Marine Regions, Defining their boundaries’ was held from November 2010 to February 2011.

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