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Sectoral marine plan: post adoption statement

Sets out the changes between the draft and final sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy in accordance with Section 18(3) of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”).

Sectoral marine plan: post adoption statement
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2. Further information available here: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/marineenergy/Planning

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18. All documents available to view at: https://www2.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00549055.pdf

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20. The reduction in GVA impact is estimated based on the reduction in impacts on landings, i.e. it is assumed that the 21% reduction in impacts on landings is passed on as a 21% reduction in GVA. This would actually depend on the specific fishing activity but is assumed to give a reasonable estimation of the reduction in negative economic effects. A similar approach has been applied to estimate the reduction in GVA and employment impacts on the commercial fishing sector in the North East and East regions.

21. 'Temporal mitigation' on development was required for a number of DPOs (NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6 and E3). It was proposed that this would restrict development and would remain in place until such time that sufficient evidence was available regarding likely collision risk and kittiwake distribution to demonstrate that no AEOI would occur.

22. 'Temporal mitigation' on development was required for a number of DPOs (NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6 and E3). It was proposed that this would restrict development and would remain in place until such time that sufficient evidence was available to demonstrate that no AEOI would be realised.

23. Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy: Strategic Habitats Regulations Appraisal. Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/draft-sectoral-marine-plan-offshore-wind-energy-habitat-regulations-appraisal/ (accessed July 2020).

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26. Cleasby, I., Owen, E., Wilson, L., Wakefield E.D., O'Connell, P.,Bolton, M. 2020. Identifying important at-sea areas for seabirds using species distribution models and hotspot mapping. Biological Conservation. Volume 241, January 2020, 108375

27. Wakefield, E.D., Owen, E., Baer, J., Carroll, M.J., Daunt, F., Dodd, S.G., Green, J.A., Guilford, T., Mavor, R.A., Miller, P.I., Newell, M.A., Newton, S.F., Robertson, G.S., Shoji, A., Soanes, L.M., Votier, S.C., Wanless, S., Bolton, M. 2017. Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modelling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. Ecological Applications, 27(7), 2017, pp. 2074–2091.

28. Woodward, I., Thaxter, C.B., Owen, E. & Cook, A.S.C.P. 2019. Desk-based revision of seabird foraging ranges used for HRA screening, Report of work carried out by the British Trust for Ornithology on behalf of NIRAS and The Crown Estate, ISBN 978-1-912642-12-0.

29. Cleasby, I., Owen, E., Wilson, L., Wakefield E.D., O'Connell, P.,Bolton, M. 2020. Identifying important at-sea areas for seabirds using species distribution models and hotspot mapping. Biological Conservation. Volume 241, January 2020, 108375

30. Wakefield, E.D., Owen, E., Baer, J., Carroll, M.J., Daunt, F., Dodd, S.G., Green, J.A., Guilford, T., Mavor, R.A., Miller, P.I., Newell, M.A., Newton, S.F., Robertson, G.S., Shoji, A., Soanes, L.M., Votier, S.C., Wanless, S., Bolton, M. 2017. Breeding density, fine-scale tracking, and large-scale modelling reveal the regional distribution of four seabird species. Ecological Applications, 27(7), 2017, pp. 2074–2091.

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33. Woodward, I., Thaxter, C.B., Owen, E. & Cook, A.S.C.P. 2019. Desk-based revision of seabird foraging ranges used for HRA screening, Report of work carried out by the British Trust for Ornithology on behalf of NIRAS and The Crown Estate, ISBN 978-1-912642-12-0.

34. Further information, including evidence maps, available here: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/marineenergy/mre/research/maps

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