Finding NIMAs

9th January 2008

A LINK Marine Taskforce report calling for marine protected areas in order to safeguard wildlife of special importance to Scotland.

The term Nationally Important Marine Area (NIMA), was used in 2006 by the Marine Nature Conservation Workstream of the then Scottish Executive’s Advisory Group on Marine and Coastal Strategy (AGMACS). It is a convenient term to describe all protected areas of national importance. New NIMAs are most urgently required to plug the gaps in existing protection and secure the future of many unprotected species and habitats. Unfortunately there has been no commitment by the Scottish Government to the creation of such areas.

40 pages with tables and maps.

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