Scotland’s unique marine ecosystem can be given the chance to thrive with the aid of a well-managed network of Marine Protected Areas. Not only will this safeguard the goods and services we all rely on, but also make our seas more resistant to climate change and other human impacts. To achieve this, the right management measures must be put in place.
A variety of management measures will be needed. Here we highlight some of those recommended by the Scottish Association for Marine Science in its report: ‘Making the case for sound management of Marine Protected Areas’