Sea of Hebrides Marine Protected Area: business and regulatory impact assessment

An assessment of the business and regulatory impacts of designating the Sea of Hebrides Marine Protected Area.

Implementation and delivery plan

The designation order was made on 03 December 2020 and the Order will come into effect on 17 December 2020. Once designated, public bodies will have to take any authorisation or enforcement decision in accordance with the provisions defined in legislation to protect MPAs. If specific management measures are required for the site they will be developed and be subject of their own assessments, consultation, and implementation phase. Every 6 years a report is laid in the Scottish Parliament which details progress of the MPA network towards achieving its objectives.



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