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MPA and Conservation Strategy Responses required

With the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 now in place, the Scottish Government is now in the business of implementing the act.

The Government’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Guidelines and Marine Nature Conservation Strategy are out for consultation at the moment, both with a deadline of June 4th.

SSACN will of course be responding to these consultations as, no doubt, will representatives from other recreational and conservation groups and obviously many representatives from the commercial sectors.

The consultation documents may be found at  MPA Guidelines and Marine Nature Conservation Strategy.

This once-in-a-generation Act needs to be implemented in such a manner as to reflect the interests of the general population and not just those of the dominant commercial sector lobbies; consequently we urge everyone to respond as individuals to ensure the full spectrum of voices is heard by the Scottish Government.

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