Marine Planning

In Scotland, the coasts and seas provide food, energy sources (wind, wave and tidal power, minerals and fossil fuels), routes and harbours for shipping, tourism and recreational opportunities and sites of cultural and historical interest. They also contain distinctive and important habitats and support a diverse range of species which we need to protect, conserve and enhance. These all need to be managed effectively.

The introduction of the Marine (Scotland) Act means better management of the competing demands on marine resources is key and Marine Scotland is involved at various levels:

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Planning

Marine Scotland (2010) Act

Marine Scotland Act

Read all about the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and what it means for you

Marine Planning

Marine Planning

Find out what Marine Scotland is doing about Marine Planning

MSFD

Commission

Read more about the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Planning 2

Crown Estate

Crown Estate

Find out more about the work of the Crown Estate and how it fits in with Marine Scotland

Marine Strategy Forum

Marine Strategy Forum

Find out more about the work of the Marine Strategy Forum

NMPi

NMPi

Read more about and use our interactive marine planning tool