Rum Special Protection Area: business and regulatory impact assessment

An assessment of the business and regulatory impacts of classifying the Rum Special Protection Area.

Summary and recommendation

Option 2: Classify the additional marine feature within the SPA – is the preferred option.

The extent and quality of habitat and available food around Scotland's coast supports huge numbers of different species of seabirds. Few countries can match this and we have an international responsibility to protect what we have around Scotland. Therefore the appropriate action is to protect and maintain Scotland's seabird and water bird populations and meet the requirements of the EU Wild Birds Directive.



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