To ask the Scottish Government what regulation it plans to put in place for the South Arran Marine Protected Area.
Answered by Roseanna Cunningham
(25/05/2016): The South Arran Marine Protected Area (MPA) was designated on 07 August 2014. Since that date the MPA has been regulated through the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 via section 83 in relation to licensing decisions by public authorities, and the general protective provisions of section 95. The MPA designation order does not regulate fisheries. Such regulation is provided by the South Arran Marine Conservation Order 2015 which came into force on 8 February 2016. The marine conservation measures which were previously made under Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 were revoked by the 2015 Marine Conservation Order. There are no current plans for further regulation of this MPA.
Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 25/05/2016