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Scottish Marine Bill Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Environmental Report (ER)

DescriptionScottish Marine Bill Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Environmental Report (ER)
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 08, 2008


ISBN 978 0 7559 1899 7 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (928k)


A Non-Technical Summary of the Scottish Marine Bill SEA is also available

Sustainable Seas for All - a consultation on Scotland's first marine bill contains the proposals for a Scottish Marine Bill

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1 Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Overview of the Scottish Marine Bill
1.3 Description of the Project
1.4 How will the SEA Inform the Scottish Marine Bill?
1.5 Strategic Environmental Assessment ( SEA)

2 SEA Topics
2.1 Introduction
2.2 SEA Topics

3 Scoping Responses
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Scoping Workshop
3.3 Statutory Consultee Responses

4 Assessment Method
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Approach to the Assessment
4.3 Assessment Method
4.4 Assessment Criteria

5 Baseline Data and Trends
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Source of Baseline Data
5.3 Approach to Baseline Data Collection

6 Relevant Plans and Programmes
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Regulatory Instruments

7 Introduction to Results Section
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Chapter Structure

8 Creating Stability: Marine Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management ( ICZM)
8.1 Objective
8.2 Description
8.3 Environmental Consequences
8.4 Assessment Results

9 Reducing the Burden: Licensing and Enforcement
9.1 Objective
9.2 Description
9.3 Environmental Consequences
9.4 Assessment Results

10 Securing the Future: Nature Conservation
10.1 Objectives
10.2 Description
10.3 Environmental Consequences
10.4 Assessment Results

11 Understanding our Seas: Science and Data
11.1 Objectives
11.2 Description
11.3 Environmental Consequences
11.4 Assessment Results

12 Managing our Seas: Marine Scotland
12.1 Objective
12.2 Description
12.3 Environmental Consequences
12.4 Assessment Results

13 Introduction to Cumulative Effects
13.1 Introduction

14 Cumulative Effects
14.1 Interactions between the Scottish Marine Bill Policy Areas
14.2 Assessment of Cumulative Effects

15 Tackling Environmental Problems
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Environmental Problems
15.3 Results from the Assessment of Environmental Problems

16 Achieving Good Environmental Status ( GES)
16.1 The Marine Strategy Framework Directive ( MSFD)
16.2 Achieving Good Environmental Status ( GES) and the Scottish Marine Bill

17 Mitigation Strategy
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Approach to Mitigation
17.3 Mitigation Measures
17.4 Mitigation Strategy

18 Monitoring Framework
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Purpose of Monitoring
18.3 Monitoring Phases and Activities

19 Next Steps
19.1 Consultation
19.2 Future Milestones
19.3 Further Information

Appendix A1: Scoping Workshop Attendees
Appendix A2: Consultee Responses
Appendix B: Baseline Data and Trends
Appendix C: Summary of Scotland's Seas Report and Key Issues
Appendix D: Relevant Plans Programmes, Policies and Environmental Objectives
Appendix E: Glossary
Appendix F: Abbreviations

Prepared by:


Approved by:


Sarah Edwards

Iain Bell

Principal Environmental Scientist

Regional Director

Scottish Marine Bill

Rev No




SEA Environmental Report

October 2008

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