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Improving protection given to Priority Marine Features: responses to scoping consultation

Published: 24 Jul 2019

Summary of responses received to our consultation on the scoping of the project to improve protection of Priority Marine Features outside the Marine Protected Area network.

Improving protection given to Priority Marine Features: responses to scoping consultation
1. Do you have any comments on the economic assessment methodology?

1. Do you have any comments on the economic assessment methodology?

There were comments made in 37 responses.

The relevant themes identified for this question were:

a) Needs to provide greater information on benefits of protecting the environment

b) Local dependencies on fishing need to be taken into account

c) General policy 19 of the National Marine Plan requires use of sound evidence

d) The approach proposed was a competent methodology

Scottish Government response:

The assessments will use the best available evidence and quantify costs and benefits where possible.


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