The joint consultation includes:
- Scotland’s first National Marine Plan which will provide a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish waters. This will provide clarity to developers and decision makers on Scotland’s priorities for sustainable use of the sea
- Proposals for a network of new Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) which if designated would increase protection for Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats
- Draft sectorial marine plans which will guide development of a sustainable and successful offshore renewable energy industry in Scotland
Throughout the 16-week consultation process Marine Scotland along with SNH and Joint Nature Conversation Committee (JNCC) will be hosting a series of events and workshops throughout Scotland.