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Scottish Assessment areas - Scottish Marine Regions and Offshore Marine Regions

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The 20 Scottish marine regions and offshore marine regions are used for state of the sea assessments. These areas consolidate the existing statutory Scottish Marine Regions with non-statutory offshore marine regions. For the purposes of assessment, the offshore marine regions only extend to the EEZ.

Scottish Marine Regions (FishDAC_1609) and Scottish Sea Areas (FishDAC_12184) were merged.  The sea area boundaries were adjusted in places to better fit with SMRs. Offshore marine regions were renamed to avoid confusion with the Scottish sea areas. All changes were approved by the Scottish Seas Data and Assessment Group (SSDAG)

Economic Analysis - Direct employment in fishing, fish processing and aquaculture activities by travel to work areas (% of total employment, 2017)

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Direct employment in fishing, fish processing and aquaculture activities by travel to work areas (TTWA, 2011 versions) as a % of total employment in Scotland. Percentage value is most recent year (year also recorded as attribute), with a graph image in attributes showing trend from 2015 onwards. All statistics from ONS / Nomis.

Local Nature Reserves (LNR) (SNH WMS)

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Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) are established in a variety of locations with very varied habitats and species. They must lie wholly within the area of jurisdiction of the local authority which declares them to be reserves. Prior to such declaration, the local authority must own or lease the site or obtain an agreement from the owner. LNRs are generally smaller than NNRs and closer to centres of population. They are frequently provided for the enjoyment and education of local people whose involvement in site management is encouraged.

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) (SNH WMS) (OSCP)

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SACs in Scotland are designated by Scottish Ministers under the EC Habitats Directive. They are areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive. SACs in terrestrial areas and marine areas out to 12 nautical miles are afforded protection through the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 (as amended).

Possible Special Areas of Conservation (pSAC) may be subject to change prior to submission.

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