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West of Scotland Marine Protected Area: business and regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) which looks at the social and economic impacts of the designation of the West of Scotland Marine Protected Area.

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West of Scotland Marine Protected Area: business and regulatory impact assessment
Annex A: Scoping exercise

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Annex A: Scoping exercise

The scoping assessment identifies the potential interactions between the deep sea marine reserve option areas, and those interactions with the potential to give rise to significant social and economic impacts. The outcome of the scoping assessment is provided in the table below. The sectors taken forward for assessment are: commercial fisheries; military interests; oil and gas; power interconnectors; seabed mining and telecommunication cables.

Sector Scoped in/out Reason
Aquaculture (finfish) X No overlap with existing or proposed aquaculture sites
Aquaculture (shellfish) X No overlap with existing or proposed aquaculture sites
Aviation X No management would be required for this sector
Carbon Capture and Storage X No overlap with potential CCS locations
Coast Protection and Flood Defence X No overlap with coastal protection and flood defence measures
Commercial Fisheries Overlap with commercial fishing activity
Energy Generation X No overlap with wind, wave and tidal Development Plan Options
Marine Aggregate Extraction X No current marine aggregate licences or licence applications in Scottish waters
Military Interests Overlap of danger areas and practice and exercise areas with site 
Oil and Gas  Overlap with 29th and 30th Round areas
Ports and Harbours X No overlap with ports and harbours or dredge disposal sites
Power Interconnectors Overlap with planned Icelink interconnector
Recreational Boating X No management would be required for this sector
Seabed mining No seabed mining activity currently, but designation may preclude future activity 
Shipping X No management would be required for this sector
Telecom Cables Overlap with existing telecom cables
Tourism (including heritage assets) X No management would be required for this sector
Water sports X No management would be required for this sector

Contact

Email: marine_conservation@gov.scot