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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
4. Do you have any comments on the specific advice for any of the PMFs?

4. Do you have any comments on the specific advice for any of the PMFs?

There were comments made in 31 responses.

The relevant themes identified for this question were:

a) Advice on management of other activities should be clearer

b) An ecosystem approach should be taken

c) The PMFs appear to exist in harmony with current fishing activity

d) The advice doesn't account for the already diminished status of the PMFs

e) The best available evidence isn't good enough

f) The value of ecosystem services could be elaborated more

Scottish Government response:

Updated versions of the PMF-specific advice documents and the overview document for the next consultation stage will take account of these themes where appropriate.


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