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Inshore Fisheries Management Measures for Marine Protected Areas

Marine Scotland is developing further fisheries management measures in Marine Protected Areas in Scottish inshore waters (within 6 nautical miles from shore). 

Site Name

Type of MPA

Clyde Sea Sill

MPA

Dornoch Firth/Morrich More and Moray Firth

SACs

East Caithness Cliffs

MPA & SPA

Fetlar to Haroldswick

MPA

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

SAC

Isle of May

SAC

Loch Moidart (& Loch Sheil Woods)/Sound of Arisaig

SACs

Loch nam Madadh

SAC

Moine Mhor

SAC

Monach Isles

MPA & SAC

Mousa/Mousa to Boddam

MPA & SAC

North Rona

SAC

Papa Stour

SAC

Papa Westray

MPA

Small Isles

MPA

Solway Firth

SAC

Sound of Barra

SAC

Sullom Voe

SAC

Marine Scotland has commissioned a Sustainability Appraisal of these proposed measures to assess the potential positive and negative impacts from both an environmental and socio-economic perspective.

Anyone who wishes to comment on the proposals will be able to do so during a formal public consultation, currently planned to start in September 2019. This will be accessible on the Scottish Government online Consultation Hub, along with all the supporting information.

Marine Scotland is also undertaking discussions with key stakeholders during the development of the measures and assessments. The notes of these discussions are available on the left hand side of this web page, and will be updated as and when these are complete.

We will also be consulting on potential management measures to provide greater protection to Priority Marine Features in our inshore waters

More information on the first phase of the introduction of management measures is still available online.