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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20225: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19717 by Mairi Gougeon on 27 November 2018, by what date it will have collected sufficient data to assess the effectiveness of protection given to priority marine features.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 10 January 2019

The Priority Marine Feature list covers a broad range of habitats and species which have variable distribution in Scotland’s seas, and are therefore monitored at different scales and frequency. Most are already subject to some form of status assessment. However it is not known how much data is required to assess the effectiveness of protection given to priority marine features, and therefore no date has been set.