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To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to establish a special area of conservation for porpoises.

Answered by Richard Lochhead (09/01/2015):

The Scottish Government has been working closely with other UK administrations and statutory nature conservation bodies to consider whether it is possible to identify further Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) for harbour porpoise.

The Scottish Government is awaiting finalised advice from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Scottish Natural Heritage on possible locations that may warrant consideration for designation as SACs for harbour porpoise.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 09/01/2015
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