Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas. Scottish Government   ‘Sites will protect a range of habitats and species including flameshell beds, feather stars, the common skate and ocean quahog, a large mollusc which can live for centuries. They will also protect sandeels – a […]

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MPs have cast doubt on the Government’s commitment to protect sea life in Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) after less than a quarter of the recommended sites were designated and inadequate enforcement provisions put in place. Report: Marine Protected Areas Report: Marine Protected Areas (PDF) Inquiry: Marine Protected Areas Environmental Audit Committee   Committee Chair   Chair […]

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