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Red Rocks and Longay proposed extended boundary: summary of stakeholder meetings

Summary of the meetings held with stakeholder groups prior to decision on extended Red Rocks & Longay MPA boundary.

Published:
15 Dec 2021
Red Rocks and Longay proposed extended boundary: summary of stakeholder meetings

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.

Marine Scotland - Red Rocks & Longay Stakeholder Meeting Summary - Mark Harvey - Highland Council - 08 December 2021

Marine Scotland - Red Rocks & Longay Stakeholder Meeting Summary - Alasdair Hughson – Scottish Creel Fisherman’s Federation (SCFF) - 26th November 2021

Marine Scotland - Red Rocks & Longay Stakeholder Meeting Summary - Harriet Rushton – Ministry of Defence (MOD) - 25 November 2021

Marine Scotland - Main Red Rocks & Longay Stakeholder Meeting Summary- 24 November 2021

Marine Scotland - Red Rocks & Longay Stakeholder Meeting Summary- Simon Macdonald – West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group (WCRIFG) - 22 November 2021