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Summary of the meetings held with stakeholder groups prior to decision on extended Red Rocks and Longay MPA boundary.
In March 2021, Scottish Ministers designated an urgent MPA to protect a recently discovered flapper skate egg nursery area in the Inner Sound of Skye. Recent surveys to support the consultation on a permanent MPA have discovered a significant number of flapper skate eggs outside of the current Red Rocks and Longay Urgent MPA boundary. Marine Scotland proposed expanding the original Urgent MPA boundary, with the same management measures in place as the original site, to protect the new egg records in the interim.
Stakeholder engagement took place in November 2021 on the proposal. These are the summaries of the meetings held with stakeholder groups.