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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
5. Do you have any comments on the identification of areas for management consideration?

5. Do you have any comments on the identification of areas for management consideration?

There were comments made in 40 responses.

The relevant themes identified for this question were:

a) All the records for the 11 PMFs should be included

b) All seabed near coast should be protected to safeguard unknown records

c) Management zones should be carefully drawn to minimise impact on fishing

Scottish Government response:

A number of additional records of the 11 PMFs have now been included (see Annex A). The response to question 9 setting out the reasonable alternatives addresses these themes.


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