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2016 - 2017 Consultation on Marine SPAs - Additional Five Sites

Evidence in these BRIAs on the proposed SPAs is drawn from the work of statutory nature conservation bodies and consultants ABPmer and eftec. It brings together the science-led arguments for classification and the projected potential social and economic consequences of such action. This will inform Scottish Ministers of the possible effects of designating an SPA, and due to requirements of the EU Wild Birds Directive this will be for informational purposes only as the decision to classify SPAs can only be on the basis of scientific evidence. 

As with any socio-economic assessment related to environmental classifications, the findings should be considered as estimates.

2016 - 2017 Marine SPA Consultation BRIAs - Additional Five Sites

Downloadable documents:

Title:Consultation BRIAs: 2016
Description:2016 Marine SPA Consultation BRIAs
File:Outer Firth of Forth and St Andrews Bay Complex pSPA [PDF, 247.7 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Pentland Firth pSPA [PDF, 244.0 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Seas off Foula pSPA [PDF, 204.1 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Seas off St Kilda pSPA [PDF, 195.7 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Solway Firth pSPA [PDF, 231.6 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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2016 Marine SPA Consultation BRIAs

Downloadable documents:

Title:Consultation BRIAs: 2016
Description:2016 Marine SPA Consultation BRIAs
File:Bluemull and Colgrave Sounds pSPA [PDF, 242.9 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Coll and Tiree pSPA [PDF, 208.3 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:East Mainland Coast Shetland pSPA [PDF, 283.5 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Moray Firth pSPA [PDF, 207.8 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:North Orkney pSPA [PDF, 270.3 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Rum SPA [PDF, 175.5 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Scapa Flow pSPA [PDF, 311.8 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Sound of Gigha pSPA [PDF, 290.4 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:West Coast of the Outher Hebrides pSPA [PDF, 295.1 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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File:Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch Special Protection Area SPA (proposed marine extension) [PDF, 188.4 kb: 26 Oct 2016]
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