Highly Protected Marine Areas: consultation

This consultation paper sets out the background, process, and rationale for Scottish Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMA), as well as containing the consultation questions.

3. Consultation Questions

3.1. Why your views matter

The Scottish Government is committed to realising our vision of the marine environment being clean, healthy, safe, productive, diverse and managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. Your responses will help to shape and inform how we do this.

Respondents should take into consideration the information provided in this document alongside any other knowledge or personal experiences that could be relevant. All opinions are welcome.

You are invited to answer all the questions. However, if you are unable to answer any question then please feel free to skip and move on to the next.

The questions are asked in relation to specific documents:

  • (i) Policy Framework;
  • (ii) Site Selection Guidelines;
  • (iii) Initial Sustainability Appraisal;
  • (iv) Partial Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) Screening Report; and
  • (v) Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA).

We recommend reading the full suite of documents before starting to submit your responses.

3.2. Policy Framework

Please see supporting documents for Consultation Questions.


Email: HPMA@gov.scot

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