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Considering the Socio-Economic Effects

To ensure the socio-economic implications of the network were considered, Marine Scotland assessed the socio-economic disadvantages and benefits of the network proposals and each MPA. Where significant concerns were raised, options and alternatives were considered to represent important features and we have worked closely with stakeholders to minimise unnecessary effects.

The Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments (BRIAS) that accompanied the consultation have been refreshed below following consultation comments and further information, and are now available to view. Also below are the reports from the independent consultants including the updated post-consultation report and appendices which form the basis for the BRIAs.

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments - Inshore

Downloadable documents:

Title:MPA Final BRIAs
Description:Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments for final MPA designations
File:Clyde Sea Sill [PDF, 196.2 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:East Caithness Cliffs [PDF, 167.6 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Fetlar to Haroldswick [PDF, 202.7 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Loch Creran [PDF, 177.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File: Loch Sunart [PDF, 189.5 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura [PDF, 216.9 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Loch Sween [PDF, 194.3 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh [PDF, 197.9 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Monach Isles [PDF, 155.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Mousa to Boddam [PDF, 142.5 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Noss Head [PDF, 176.5 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Papa Westray [PDF, 143.2 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File: Small Isles [PDF, 193.1 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:South Arran [PDF, 214.9 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil [PDF, 209.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Wester Ross [PDF, 218.6 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Wyre and Rousay Sounds [PDF, 193.1 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments - Offshore

Downloadable documents:

Title:MPA Final BRIAs
Description:Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments for final MPA designations
File:Central Fladen [PDF, 217.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:East of Gannet and Montrose Fields [PDF, 187.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Faroe-Shetland sponge belt [PDF, 187.8 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Firth of Forth Banks Complex [PDF, 193.1 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Geikie Slide and Hebridean Slope [PDF, 171.5 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Hatton-Rockall Basin [PDF, 136.8 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:North-east Faroe Shetland Channel [PDF, 186.3 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:North-west Orkney [PDF, 178.9 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain [PDF, 163.6 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Rosemary Bank Seamount [PDF, 170.7 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount [PDF, 183.4 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:West Shetland Shelf [PDF, 162.8 kb: 23 Jul 2014]
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File:Turbot Bank [DOCX, 122.9 kb: 14 Oct 2014]
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ABPmer Reports on MPA Developing the Evidence Base for Impact Assessments

Downloadable documents:

Title:MPA Final BRIAs
Description:Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments for final MPA designations
File:2013 Consultation Report [PDF, 11208.3 kb: 22 Jul 2014]
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File:Appendix E - Offshore [PDF, 5163.7 kb: 22 Jul 2014]
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File:Appendix E - Inshore [PDF, 4491.1 kb: 22 Jul 2014]
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File:Post Consultation Report [PDF, 517.4 kb: 28 Jul 2014]
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