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Planning Scotland's Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas. Consultation Analysis Report

Planning Scotland's Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas. Consultation Analysis Report

Friday, May 2, 2014

ISBN: 9781784124199

Planning Scotland’s Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas was published for consultation in July 2013. It set out proposals for a number of new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Independent analysis of written consultation responses was undertaken and is presented in this report.

Executive Summary

The Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas consultation sought views on whether 33 areas should be considered as possible Marine Protected Areas (pMPAs) to supplement existing protected areas and create a wider network. Comments were also sought on a range of management options.

This report outlines the issues and key themes arising from analysis of all written responses to the consultation.