Dec 21, 2015

Luce Bay SAC Management Measures Announced

Thirty Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were designated in Scotland’s seas on 24 July 2014; 17 of these MPAs, including Luce Bay SAC, fall under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 in inshore waters.


In line with EU legislation, suitable management measures must be implemented at each site to conserve the protected features. The 17 inshore MPAs and 22 Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) were split into two groups to allow for phased implementation of management measures. Details of the site groupings can be seen in the Prioritisation Document.


The 2014 consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) ran from 11 November 2014 to 02 February 2015. The responses received during the consultation have informed the proposed management measures for each site.


The consultation analysis document details the views expressed by those who responded. There are also details of the management measures to be implemented at each site.


Management for four of the sites will be implemented using a Marine Conservation Order under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.


Management of the others, including Luce Bay SAC, will be implemented by Order under the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984.


More information on the management measures implemented at Luce Bay can be accessed on the Marine Scotland website by clicking here

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