Marine consultation launched

Offshore TurbineA joint marine consultation has been launched that will help decide how Scotland’s seas are managed in the future.

The joint consultation includes:

  • Scotland’s first National Marine Plan which will provide a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish waters. This will provide clarity to developers and decision makers on Scotland’s priorities for sustainable use of the sea
  • Proposals for a network of new Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) which if designated would increase protection for Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats
  • Draft sectorial marine plans which will guide development of a sustainable and successful offshore renewable energy industry in Scotland

Throughout the 16-week consultation process Marine Scotland along with SNH and Joint Nature Conversation Committee (JNCC) will be hosting a series of events and workshops throughout Scotland.

Read More:
Scottish Government Website
BBC Website
The Scotsman

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