Scottish Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)
Through the Bute House Agreement, Scottish Ministers have committed to designate at least 10% of Scotland’s seas as Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs), by 2026. These sites will provide high levels of protection by placing strict limits on some human activities, such as fishing and aquaculture, while allowing non-damaging recreational activities to take place at carefully managed levels.
Their consultation is now open, seeking views and comments on a number of key documents. You can have your say below.