The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on proposals to designate four Marine Protected Areas in Scottish waters:

The Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s inquiry has issued its call for evidence on Regional Marine Planning.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the future management of Scotland’s marine fisheries.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has issued a White Paper on a future approach to fisheries management.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a consultation to bring up to date the UK’s transposition of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention for the Prevention of Oil Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex I) into domestic law.

The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on proposals to to designate Loch Carron as a nature conservation Marine Protected Area (MPA), with an associated Marine Conservation Order (MCO).


The UK Government's Department for Transport has issued a consultation to support a long term strategy to secure the future of the UK maritime sector.