Enforcement, sanctions and monitoring
Responsibility for compliance, monitoring and enforcement of the provisions will be carried out by Marine Scotland. Reserved issues will continue to be addressed by the respective departments within the UK government. The Plan will be delivered through the existing marine licensing system, nature conservation measures, in addition to Scottish Planning Policy and other licensing/consenting frameworks. Enforcement and authorisation decisions within these frameworks carried out by public authorities must have regards to new MPAs, these include: local authorities, Crown Estate Scotland, port and harbour authorities and terrestrial planning authorities.
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