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Friday, November 21, 2014

MPA and SAC Consultation on Management Proposals

From the Solway Firth Partnership

MPA and SAC Consultation on Management Proposals

Views are being sought on proposed measures to protect some of Scotland’s most important marine sites including Luce Bay Special Area of Conservation.

Flood Tide at Luce Bay Image: David Baird
A 12 week public consultation has been launched about the Scottish Government’s new management proposals for 11 recently-designated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and nine Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in inshore waters. As well as inviting responses on the Scottish Government website, a series of 14 drop-in events are being held around the country as part of the consultation. This will include an event at Stranraer Library on Thursday 27 November between 3pm and 9pm.

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Scotland’s seas are a vast and vital natural resource and it is our duty to protect and enhance it for future generations. Through our network of MPAs, we have already identified which sites should be protected – now we want to hear views on the new management proposals. Our proposals for these 20 high priority sites have been developed following discussions with the fishing industry, environmental organisations and local authorities and are designed to ensure that the conservation objectives for each site are met, in line with expert advice from Scottish Natural Heritage.

This consultation is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the protection of our seas to express their views about our proposals, and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.”

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