Marine conservation orders (MCOs) and fisheries management measures (MPAs and SACs) - with effect February 2022

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Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are designated under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 or the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. They have to be managed in a way that furthers the conservation objectives. The EU Habitats Directive requires Special Areas of Conservation (and Special Protection Areas) to be managed in a way that prevents deterioration of the qualifying features. This dataset contains boundaries and management measures for inshore MPAs and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) taking effect from March 2016. The dataset contains measures which are subject to Marine Conservation Orders (MCOs), under the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984, or EU regulations (as amended by UK law)

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