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SFF Represented at Marine Protected Areas Workshops

24 April 2013

SCOTLAND, UK - Monday 22 April saw the commencement of a series of Regional Workshops in advance of the Public Consultation on the proposals for a Network of Marine Protected Areas in Scotland.

Following earlier representation and discussion with Marine Scotland it was agreed that there was a need for an opportunity to support discussion with stakeholders about potential relevant management measures that may be considered for each of the proposed MPAs within Scotland's territorial waters.

The first meeting kicked off in Lerwick on the 22 April. Marine Scotland hopes to provide information on the Data Confidence Assessments for each MPA as well as Management Option Papers for some of the key areas.

Malcolm Morrison and Kenny Coull of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation will be attending the series of meetings along with their Constituent Associations with interests in the area.

Meetings are scheduled for;

Lerwick: 22 April
Kirkwall: 24 April
Stornoway: 25 April
Campbeltown: 30 April
Oban: 1 May
Ullapool: 9 May
Troon: 13 May

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