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Scotland's First Marine Bill

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Future work

If the Scottish Marine Bill successfully completes its parliamentary stages there will be more detailed legislation and guidance to be made. Further consultation is expected in late 2009/early 2010. This includes:

  • Scottish Government contribution to the UK Marine Policy Statement
  • Definition of Scottish Marine Regions
  • Aspects of marine licensing, such as application and decision-making procedures, exemptions from licensing
  • Marine Protected Area guidelines
  • Appeals processes