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Sustainable Seas for All: a consultation on Scotland's first marine bill

DescriptionMarine Bill Consultation document
ISBN9780755957538
Official Print Publication DateJuly 2008
Website Publication DateJuly 14, 2008

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Contents

FOREWORD
HOW TO RESPOND
LIST OF CONSULTATION QUESTIONS

Chapter 1 SETTING THE SCENE
Chapter 2 CREATING STABILITY: MARINE PLANNING AND INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT
Chapter 3 REDUCING THE BURDEN: LICENSING AND ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 4 SECURING THE FUTURE: NATURE CONSERVATION
Chapter 5 UNDERSTANDING OUR SEAS: SCIENCE AND DATA
Chapter 6 MANAGING OUR SEAS: MARINE SCOTLAND

ANNEX A: MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUSTAINABLE SEAS TASK FORCE
ANNEX B: UK GOVERNMENT OBJECTIVES
ANNEX C: HABITATS DIRECTIVE: ANNEX 1 AND ANNEX 2
ANNEX D: LIST OF CONSULTEES
ANNEX E: REFERENCES
ANNEX F: PHOTOGRAPH/IMAGE COPYRIGHTS
ANNEX G: GLOSSARY AND ABBREVIATIONS

The Scottish Parliament approved the following motion on 20 March 2008.

"That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government's commitment to consult on proposals for the sustainable management of Scotland's seas and coast, including coherent framework measures for marine planning, conservation and sea fisheries, and believes that this will enhance Scotland's stewardship of the seas, support sustainable development and provide protection for the marine environment, so ensuring that future generations of Scots will be able to enjoy the many social, cultural and economic benefits that the seas deliver; calls on the Scottish Government to accelerate the timetable for the Marine Bill, and further calls on Scottish Ministers to work constructively with the UK Government and other administrations to ensure that an integrated and joined-up approach to new legislation and its implementation are achieved; believes that Scotland should have responsibility out to 200 nautical miles as part of the Scottish zone for marine spatial planning, fisheries and marine nature conservation including the network of marine protected areas, sufficient to meet
Scotland's international obligations under the Oslo Paris Convention and World Summit on Sustainable Development, and calls on the Scottish Government to work constructively with the UK Government to reach agreement on this".