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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01496: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 14 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the July 2014 report, Further advice to Scottish Government on the selection of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas for the development of the Scottish MPA network; whether it plans to consult on establishing these areas and, if so, (a) when and (b) what the reason is for the delay in launching this.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 27 July 2016

Progress of these Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area proposals has been paused to address EU obligations regarding protection of harbour porpoise and bird species, and to focus efforts on delivering management measures for existing protected areas.