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.
Proposal and conservation objectives
The Scottish Government proposes to designate the Sea of the Hebrides as an MPA to further its conservation objectives.
Sea of the Hebrides pMPA encompasses three biodiversity features: basking shark, minke whale and fronts. The front feature, which appears during the spring and summer south-west of Tiree, provides an important functional link to both basking shark and minke whale by facilitating favourable feeding conditions. The protected features also include marine geomorphology of the Scottish shelf seabed interests as represented by the Inner Hebrides Carbonate Production Area.
|Feature Type||Proposed protected feature||Conservation Objective|
|Geodiversity||Marine geomorphology of the Scottish shelf||Conserve|
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