The Fair Isle Demonstration & Research MPA has now been designated and will come into force on 09 November 2016. This follows the consultation considering the proposal, which was proposed by Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative (FIMETI) during the process of developing the Scottish MPA network.
The consultation ran from 01 March to 26 May 2016. The consultation overview document on the Scottish Government consultation page provides a summary overview document of the proposal and assessment.
The designation order and consultation report can been accessed below.
Marine Scotland has undertaken a full assessment of the Fair Isle proposal against the MPA selection Guidelines, as well as an investigation into the estimated possible socio-economic effects of the successful designation. This assessment, along with the full proposal from FIMETI can be found below.
Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative also has further information and film on its website regarding the proposal.