Simple guide to the MPA management measures

February 9, 2016 by 4 Comments | Category Fisheries, Marine Directorate general

Thirty Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were designated in Scotland’s seas on 24 July 2014, of which 17 fall under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 in inshore waters.

In line with EU legislation, suitable management measures must be implemented at each site to conserve the protected features and the 17 inshore MPAs and 22 Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) were split into two groups to allow for phased implementation of management measures.

Details of the site groupings can be found in the Prioritisation Document and a non-statutory guide to the Marine Protected Area management measures has now been published on the Marine Scotland website in support of these.

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