Chapter 1: Introduction
The limit to which Water Framework Directive measures have been implemented in Scotland. Limits from the coast (3, 6, 12 nautical miles) are measured from the baselines of the Territorial Sea.
This is modified version of data provided by UKHO Law of the Sea department.
Under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, Scottish Ministers were given the power to identify the boundaries of Scottish Marine Regions (SMRs) for the purposes of regional marine planning. The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 identifies 11 Scottish Marine Regions and establishes their boundaries. Marine planning will take place at a local level within these regions, where regional marine planning will be delegated to Marine Planning Partnerships (MPPs). The order is available via http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/193/contents/made
In August 2018, the Scottish Marine Regions were added to the Scottish Register of Geographic Codes as entity S41.
Polygon outlines indicating bathytmetric data collected by Marine Scotland in support of the offshore renewables industry in Scottish waters.