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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04344: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 31 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when the process for reassessing existing data for the previous Harbour Porpoise Special Areas of Conservation in the Outer Moray Firth and Celtic Sea will be initiated and under what timeframe re-analysis and consultation will occur.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 4 November 2016

There are no current plans for re-analysis of existing data for these specific locations. Neither of these locations met the scientific criteria for designation under the EU Habitats Directive which is why they were not taken forward.