Marine inquiry


About the Inquiry

At its meeting on 12 September 2017, the Committee agreed to take a strategic approach to its work of the marine environment and to conduct an inquiry into the marine environment over the remainder of the session, focusing on implementation of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. On 6 March 2018 the Committee subsequently agreed the focus of its inquiry and on 26 June 2018 the Committee agreed its approach. This was updated on 26 March 2019.

The Committee agreed to an inquiry into regional marine planning.


Call for evidence (closed)

On 31 May 2019 the Committee issued a call for evidence. The closing date for written submissions was 12 July 2019.

Read the call for evidence

In July 2020, the Committee wrote to stakeholders in relation to its interim report on regional marine planning.


Read the responses received by the Committee

Read the responses to the Committee’s interim report on regional marine planning


Following the evidence session on 11 June 2019 RSPB Scotland wrote to the Committee with further informatoin. Read the letter:

On 17 May the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary to seek clarification and further information on a number of topics in relation to the marine environment. On 17 June The Cabinet Secretary responded. Read the letters: 

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