Management of Inshore SACs and MPAs

saltireStart date 11/11/2014 – End date 02/02/2015 – initial details on the Scot Gov website.

This consultation proposes a range of possible management approaches for 9 Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and 11 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

The SACs are protected by provisions in the EU Habitats Directive. The MPAs are protected by provisions in the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.

The number of approaches per site range from 1 to 3. Stakeholder views are requested to help shape the final statutory measures that are taken forward to Parliamentary processes.

The proposed measures are mainly fisheries related but some other marine activities may also be affected.

There will be a main consultation document complimented by 2 technical documents. One of these will provide the descriptions of the approaches and the potential impacts of them. The second will provide maps that explain the approaches in a spatial manner.

Other supporting contextual information will be made available.

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