Briefing on Marine Conservation Orders for Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura and Wester Ross MPAs

2nd March 2016
  • The proposed MCOs for Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura and Wester Ross nature conservation MPAs should be adopted without delay;
  • LINK members have outstanding concerns about the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA, (including the impact of fisheries derogations on potential common skate breeding and nursery grounds) which the Scottish Government should prioritise in their ecological and socio-economic monitoring;
  • The Scottish Government must commit to resourcing and supporting a robust programme of monitoring and compliance to ensure that the implementation of management measures in Scottish MPAs is effective.
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