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Wester Ross Marine Conservation Order 2015 (S.S.I. No. 302 of 2015).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Scotland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2015
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Marine fisheries Fishing gear/fishing method Protected fishing area Fishery management and conservation Marine protected areas Aquatic plants Aquatic animals Protection of habitats Protected area
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Order, made by the Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 85(1)(a), (2) and (4), 86(1) and (3), 88(1) and (2) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, concerns additional conservation objectives for the marine area which is designated as the Wester Ross Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (MPA). This Order furthers the stated conservation objectives for the area insofar as they relate to burrowed mud, circalittoral muddy sand communities, flame shell beds, kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment, maerl beds, maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers and northern feather star aggregations on mixed substrata. The Order specifies certain activities which are prohibited, and regulate the storage of dredge fishing gear on fishing vessels, within those parts of the MPA which are described in the Order.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (2010 asp 5).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010 (2021)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Land-use planning, Coastal zone management, Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Institution, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Mariculture, Sovereignty, Marine pollution, Marine area, Ecosystem preservation, Marine protected areas, Marine mammals, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX