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Marine Protected Areas

As of 24 July 2014, 30 MPAs have been designated under the Marine (Scotland) Act and the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act. These will be incorporated into the National Marine Plan and represented in National Marine Plan interactive alongside existing protected areas.

For detailed information about the Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas Designations please see the Marine Environment section of the Marine Scotland website.

More information can be found on the Joint Nature Conservation Commitee (JNCC) website which also includes an interactive map


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Additional Data

The following layers may also be of interest for information on species and habitats of conservation concern.  Please note that this content has been migrated to the new Marine Scotland Information site.  The links below now point to their new location on Marine Scotland Information

The information displayed in the biotope layers above was collated from the following SNH reports: