Marine Environment

 

Remit

This page contains updates on the Committee's work on the marine environment. 

Additional Information

The Committee received correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on 4 July 2016 on the consultation on 10 proposed Special Protection Areas in Scotland's marine environment.  The proposals concern the role of the marine environment for wild birds.

On 22 August, the Committee received correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the launch of consultations on the Small Isles Marine Conservation Order and the designation of the Small Isles and Fetlar to Haroldswick Marine Protected Areas.

On 6 March 2017 the Committee received correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform providing an update on Marine Protected Areas from previous correspondence received on 5 February 2016 by the then Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.