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Scotland's First Marine Bill


Future work

If the Scottish Marine Bill successfully completes its parliamentary stages there will be more detailed legislation and guidance to be made. Further consultation is expected in late 2009/early 2010. This includes:

  • Scottish Government contribution to the UK Marine Policy Statement
  • Definition of Scottish Marine Regions
  • Aspects of marine licensing, such as application and decision-making procedures, exemptions from licensing
  • Marine Protected Area guidelines
  • Appeals processes