National Marine Plan: Sustainability Appraisal Report

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

6.0 Monitoring

6.1 The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 requires monitoring of the plan's implementation, once adopted. Such monitoring will meet the requirements of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, which requires that significant environmental effects are monitored, as well as unanticipated effects. The focus of such monitoring will be on unanticipated effects, given that this assessment has not identified any significant effects arising from the draft plan.

6.2 Proposals for monitoring will be further addressed in the Post-Adoption Statement.


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