Government response to MPA consultation

| June 12, 2015

mpa sacsThe Scottish Government has published its response to the consultation.

A press release can be found here, the report here (a temporary publication with a full HTML version to follow)

Four Draft Marine Conservation Orders have been published:

The orders cover four MPAs;

  • Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA (including Firth of Lorn SAC but not Loch Sunart MPA/SAC)
  • Small Isles MPA
  • South Arran MPA
  • Wester Ross MPA

Written representations from any party on these orders are required by no later than 23:59 on 12 July 2015.  Measures for the other sites will be delivered using the powers of the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984.  All of the measures are planned to take effect on 01 October 2015.

For those with an interest in Luce Bay SAC, there is going to be a 1 day workshop on 26 June to finalise management proposals.  If you would like to attend please send an email to marine_conservation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk by no later than 16 June please.

Category: Consultations, Scottish Government News

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