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National Marine Plan: Sustainability Appraisal Report

Published: 24 Jul 2013
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Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782567677

This report summarises the findings from a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the draft National Marine Plan (NMP). SA of the draft plan is required by the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The SA has considered the potential social, economic and enviro

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National Marine Plan: Sustainability Appraisal Report
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1. http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2012/12/20/pb13860-msfd-strategy-part-one/

2. In addition to the MSFD, the Water Framework Directive, the Habitats and Birds Directives and the Common Fisheries Policy contain provisions for the use and protection of the marine environment.

3. Set out in Safeguarding our Seas: a strategy for the conservation and sustainable development of our marine environment. Defra (2002)

4. HM Government (2008) Our Seas - a shared resource (Defra )

5. Marine Scotland, SNH, SEPA and Historic Scotland. 2010. Making the most of Scotland's seas: turning our marine vision into reality. Available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/01085908/0

for more information, see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/Wildlife-Habitats/protectedareas/SSMEI

6. Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 and the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

7. Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Historic Scotland

8. Information in this overview is taken from Scotland's Marine Atlas and SNH/ JNCC (2012) Advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas ( MPAs) for the development

9. of the Scottish MPA network. SNH Commissioned Report No 547.

10. Charting Progress 2

11. Information in this section is taken from: Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the national marine plan.

12. Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the national marine plan, Scottish Government pp 100-103

13. Scotland's Marine Atlas. p. 71

14. from Charting Progress 2 Feeder Report

15. Marine Scotland. 2012. Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas.

16. See http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/safeguarding-biodiversity/priority-marine-features/priority-marine-features/

17. The Scottish Government. 2011. Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for the National Marine Plan.

18. Northidge, S., A Cargill, A Coram, L Mandleberg, S Calderan and B Reid. June 2010. Entanglement of minke whales in Scottish waters: an investigation into occurrence, causes and mitigation. Final Report to Scottish Government CR/2007/49.

19. Scotland's Census 2011 (2012) Statistical Bulletin [online] Available at: http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/en/censusresults/bulletin.html

20. The James Hutton Institute (2010) Scotland's Coastal Assets [online] Available at: http://www.hutton.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/publications/hutton_coast_booklet_web.pdf

21. ibid

22. Scottish Government (2008) National Planning Framework 2 [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/01/07093039/3

23. Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the national marine plan, Scottish Government

24. Datazones have roughly the same population, however the boundaries of datazones are kept constant although the populations may change over time. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/FAQs

25. SIMD 2012 Results http://simd.scotland.gov.uk/publication-2012/simd-2012-results/overall-simd-results/key-findings/

26. Scottish Government (2012) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation [online] Available at: http://simd.scotland.gov.uk/publication-2012/

27. Highland and Islands Enterprise work in Fragile Areas [online] Available at: http://www.hie.co.uk/about-hie/our-priorities/strengthening-communities-and-fragile-areas/fragile-areas.html

28. Transport Scotland (2012) Scottish Transport Statistics No 31: 2012 Edition. Available at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/strategy-and-research/publications-and-consultations/j251205-142.htm

29. Highlands and Islands Airports (undated) [online] Available at: http://www.hial.co.uk/

30. Scottish Government (2012) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/SIMD/

31. ABPMer (2012) Socio-economic baseline Reviews for Offshore Renewables in Scottish Waters, Marine Scotland

32. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/scotPerforms/indicator/wellbeing

33. Greenspace Scotland (2011) Greenspace Use and Attitude Survey 2011 [online] Available At: http://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/1greenspace-survey-2011.aspx

34. Scottish Government Statistics Health of Scotland's population http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/TrendPhysicalActivity

35. JNCC (2011) Council Directive 2000/60/ EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (Water Framework Directive), [online] Available at: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1375

36. European Commission (2011) EU Water Legislation and the Water Management Directive, [online] Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/participation/notes_en.htm

37. SEPA River Basement Management Plans, Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx

38. For all surface waters, classification describes the ecological quality of water bodies (this includes both ecological and chemical status). Ecological status is discussed further in "The river basin management plan for the Scotland river basin district 2009-2015", available at http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx

39. SEPA (2012) 2011 aquatic classification results and comparison to previous years. Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/monitoring_and_classification/classification.aspx

40. http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/our_environment/water/coastal_waters/description.aspx

41. SEPA. Scottish bathing waters 2012-13. Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/bathing_waters.aspx

42. SNIFFER (2008) Coastal Flooding in Scotland: A Scoping Study, Final Report, Project FRM10, August 2008. Page ii. Available at: http://www.sniffer.org.uk/files/7013/4183/7993/FRM10_final_030908_with_security.pdf

43. SEPA (2011) Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, Flooding in Scotland: A consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts [online] Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/flood_risk_management/consultations/flooding_in_scotland.aspx

44. The Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the National Marine Plan, March 2001, pg. 188-189.

45. SEPA (2012) Coastal Flooding in Scotland [online] Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/be_flood_aware/types_of_flooding/coastal_flooding.aspx

46. SEPA (2011) Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, Flooding in Scotland: A consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts [online] Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/flood_risk_management/consultations/flooding_in_scotland.aspx

47. Reports are available at http://www.acops.org.uk/

48. http://naei.defra.gov.uk/data/map-uk-das

49. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships Annex VI: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

50. Directive 1999/32/ EC relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels

51. World Health Organization, www.who.int

52. Further information is available at: http://www.scottishairquality.co.uk/laqm.php?a=l&la_id=i),

53. Sniffer (2006) A Handbook of Climate Trends Across Scotland, [online] Available at: www.sniffer.org.uk

54. UKCIP (2011) Recent Climate Trends [online] Available at: http://www.ukcip.org.uk/essentials/climate-trends/

55. Scottish Government (2012) Climate Change and Ocean Acidification [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/science/atlas/climatechange

56. UKCIP (2011) Recent Climate Trends [online] Available at: http://www.ukcip.org.uk/essentials/climate-trends/

57. Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (2010) Coastal erosion and Coastal Geomorphology, [online] Available at: http://www.mccip.org.uk/annual-report-card/2007-2008/marine-environment/coastal-erosion.aspx

58. Marine Scotland (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for The National Marine Plan [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/16182005/9

59. SNH and The Marine Biological Association (undated) Impacts of climate change on seabed wildlife in Scotland[online] Available at: www.marlin.ac.uk/PDF/Climate_change_brochure.pdf

60. SEAFISH (2009) Fishing vessel fuel emissions, research and development fact sheet, April 2009 [online] Available at: http://www.seafish.org/fishermen/fishing/fishing-gear/fuel-efficiency

61. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydroflurocarbons, perflurocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride

62. Scottish Government (2013) Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Second Report on Proposals and Policies. Available from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/06/6387/9

63. Historic Scotland (undated) Towards a Strategy for Scotland's Marine Historic Environment [online] Available at: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/marine-strategy.pdf

64. Dti (2004) The scope of Strategic Environmental Assessment of North Sea Area SEA5 in regard to prehistoric archaeological remains [online] Available at http://www.offshore-sea.org.uk/site/scripts/consultation_download_info.php?downloadID=62 (accessed 28/06/2012)

65. Dti (2007) SEA 7 Environmental Report 25 th offshore oil and gas licensing round Strategic Environmental Assessment [online] Available at: http://www.offshore-sea.org.uk/consultations/SEA_7/SEA_7_Environmental_Report.pdf

66. Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's National Marine Plan Interim sustainability appraisal report

67. ibid

68. SNH (undated) Mapping Scotland's wildness and wild land [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/looking-after-landscapes/landscape-policy-and-guidance/wild-land/mapping/

69. The Scottish Landscape Forum's Report to Scottish Ministers (2007) Scotland's Living Landscapes http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/B173495.pdf

70. SNH (2013) Core Areas of Wild Land in Scotland 2013 Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A916597.pdf

71. SNH (2012) Map of Relative Wildness Throughout Scotland [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A810729.pdf [accessed 09/05/2013]

72. Marine Scotland (2008) Scotland's Seas: Towards Understanding their State, Chapter 2.

73. Gordon JE, Lees G, Leys KF, MacFayden CCJ, Puri G, Threadgould R and Kirkbride V (2002) Natural Heritage Zones: Earth Sciences, [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A337648.pdf

74. SNH (2001) Natural Heritage Futures - Coasts and Seas, [online] Available at: www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A306281.pdf

75. SNH (undated) information on coastal erosion [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-scotlands-nature/rocks-soils-and-landforms/coasts/erosion/

76. Scottish Government (2013) Bathymetry [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/science/MSInteractive/datatype/Bathymetry [accessed 04/04/2013]

77. Prasetya G (unknown) Chapter 4: Protection From Coastal Erosion, Thematic paper: The role of coastal forests and trees in protecting against coastal erosion [online] Available at: ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ag127e/ag127e07.pdf (accessed 04/04/2013)

78. Marine Climate Change impacts Annual Report Card 2010-2011 http://www.mccip.org.uk/media/7562/mccip-report-2010-2011.pdf (accessed 04/04/2013)

79. SNH (2010) Climate Change at the Coast, [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-scotlands-nature/rocks-soils-and-landforms/coasts/climate-change/ (accessed 04/04/2013)

80. Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Coastal Protection and Flood Defence [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/16182005/67 (accessed 04/04/2013)

81. SNH (undated) information on climate change at the coast [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-scotlands-nature/rocks-soils-and-landforms/coasts/climate-change/

82. SNH (2012) Coastal Erosion [online] Available at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-scotlands-nature/rocks-soils-and-landforms/coasts/erosion/

83. SNH (2001) Natural Heritage Futures - Coasts and Seas, [online] Available at: www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A306281.pdf

84. European Commission (2004) Eurosion: Living with Coastal Erosion in Europe - Sediment and Space for Sustainability - Results for the Eurosion Study, [online] Available at: http://www.eurosion.org/reports-online/reports.html

85. Defra (2002) Safeguarding our Seas: a strategy for the conservation and sustainable development of our marine environment.

86. includes increasing transparency; communication/coordination between industries

87. includes coastal processes

88. http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-4273

89. includes coastal processes

90. includes increasing transparency; communication/coordination between industries

91. Note: the "do nothing" option is not viable, since preparation of the NMP is a legislative requirement. It has been included here for completeness.

92. This is the preferred option identified for the NMP.

93. The Environmental Report is available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/04/3435

94. includes increasing transparency; communication/coordination between industries

95. includes coastal processes

96. The spawning period for most commercial species in British waters and further information on spawning and nursery areas can be found in "Fishery Sensitivity Maps in British Waters - Spawning Periods For Main Commercial Species." Maps illustrating the spawning and nursery areas of some of the commercial fish species can also be found on the Marine Scotland website.

97. Categories 1, 2 and 3 as defined under Marine Scotland's Locational Guidelines for the Authorisation of Marine Fish Farms .

98. Reference…

99. http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/heritagemanagement/marineaquaculture.pdf

100. Disease Management Areas

101. Marine Scotland Act 2010, part 6, section 117 - Map available for publication.

102. Carbon Capture & Storage - A Roadmap for Scotland

103. The areas contained in Sectoral Marine Plans are referred to as adopted Plan Options. Blue Seas - Green Energy: A Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters was published in 2011. This Plan is currently being reviewed to identify further Plan Options. Plan Options are identified through a Scoping and Regional Locational Guidance process which identifies initial Areas of Search. Areas of search are zones of resource which have limited overlap with other sectoral use and/or areas of environmental sensitivity. These areas of search can become Plan Options which are subject to Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Socio-economic Assessment,) or adopted Plan Options following Appraisal, Statutory Consultation and Ministerial decision making on the final Plan.

104. Map to be included

105. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marineenergy/wave/rlg/pentlandorkney/RLGFinal

106. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marineenergy/wave/rlg/pentlandorkney/mspfinal

107. The RLG is provided primarily to assist developers interested in competing for the Saltire Prize to identify and develop projects rapidly, but may also be of interest to planners and regulators..

108. Ref needed

109. Ref needed

110. Ref to National Developments in NPF

111. Assessment assumes this refers to http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/080508_final_si_sts_for_cons.pdf which notes that ship to ship transfers of cargo of a hazardous nature are subject to prior authorisation by the relevant harbour authority as part of a programme of transfers in respect of which the Secretary of State has given environmental consent, having carried out an assessment of the programme's likely impact on the environment by the procedure set out in Schedules 1 and 2 to the Regulations. Where a programme of transfers may have an effect on a European site, the procedure implements Article 6 of the Habitats Directive

112. Fishing Vessels Operating in Submarine Exercise Areas. Marine Safety Agency. Marine Guidance Note MGN 12 (F).

113. Fishing vessel avoidance: The UK Code of Practice Fishing Vessel Avoidance. The UK Code of Practice. SMP 95 Change 5. Ministry of Defence http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20081120170436/http:/royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/%5B%281423%29-08-07-2002%5DUK_FV_Code_for_www.pdf


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