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JNCC's advice on scientific questions raised in relation to offshore waters during the 2013 Marine Scotland consultation on Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Advice JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area 518

Abstract

Over the summer of 2013, the Scottish Government undertook a public consultation on possible Nature Conservation MPAs (pMPAs), alongside parallel consultations on the draft National Marine Plan, Priority Marine Features (PMFs) and draft sectoral plans for offshore renewable energy.

Marine Scotland sought JNCC’s advice on some broad scientific issues raised in their consultation responses, and site specific advice in response to questions on pMPAs located within Scotland’s offshore waters. Our advice only focuses on matters raised during the consultation that were of a scientific nature, and does not respond to legislative and policy interpretation issues, or questions relating to policy for MPA management.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·05·01

Citation
JNCC. 2014. JNCC's advice on scientific questions raised in relation to offshore waters during the 2013 Marine Scotland consultation on Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), JNCC Report No. 518, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report provides JNCC's scientific advice to Marine Scotland on broad issues raised in 40 consultation responses, as well as scientific advice in response to questions on pMPAs located within Scotland's offshore waters.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·16

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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