Scotland's contribution to other MPA networks
The UK Marine Policy Statement identifies MPAs as a tool to help achieve Good Environmental Status under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). It highlights that MPAs should be used to conserve, where appropriate recover, and halt the loss of biodiversity in our seas. Summary statistics regarding the contribution to MPA networks are provided in Annex 4.
This section describes the contribution made to MPA networks at various scales:
- The network of conservation sites in UK Waters
- Spatial protection measures under MSFD consisting of conservation sites and Other Area Based Measures.
- The OSPAR MPA network in the North-East Atlantic.
Scottish MPA network
Demonstration & Research MPAs
Other Area-Based Measures
Contribution to UK network
Nature Conservation MPAs
Special Areas of Conservation
Special Protection Areas
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
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