Other area based measures contributing to the MPA network - SNH advice to ministers - 2013

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A Marine Protected Area network is designed to conserve a scientific selection of both marine biodiversity (species and habitats) and geodiversity (the variety of landforms and natural processes that underpin the marine landscapes), offering long-term support for the services our seas provide to society. In the 2012 "Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas", eight fisheries restriction areas were considered to contribute to the MPA network as existing "other area based measures".  This layer displays the 'Other Area based measures' that contribute to the MPA network.  (This layer is sourced from the same data as the "fishing managed area" layers and reflects the current legislative basis for these areas which may differ from the 2012 report.)

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