FEAST is a Feature Activity Sensitivity Tool published by Marine Scotland.
FEAST is a starting point for determining potential management requirements for Nature Conservation MPAs and highlights where further discussion with users of the marine environment may be required. It does not take into account the intensity, frequency or cumulative impacts from activities taking place at specific locations.
The information within FEAST is also provided as generic guidance regarding matters which are capable of affecting the protected feature(s) of a Nature Conservation MPA as described in s81(1) as read with s80(1)(a) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, as well as s127(1)(a) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
FEAST enables users to explore what is known about MPA protected feature sensitivity to pressures and the marine activities that can cause them.
Users can explore FEAST from a feature starting point, such as horse mussel beds, and read information on the sensitivity of that feature to pressures and the associated activities
Users can also explore the FEAST by starting with an activity, such as the farming of finfish, and read information on associated pressures and the features sensitive to them.