Europe’s longest chalk reef – the Cromer Shoals in Norfolk – is among the 23 latest areas to gain protected status
TheScottish Government has put in place an urgent Marine Conservation Order to safeguard seabed habitats off Wester Ross in northwest Scotland.
The new mooring buoys 'have been positioned in such a way so as to discourage other boat users from anchoring to the west of them where seagrass is present'.
The RYA believes that in most cases MCZs can be achieved without any adverse effect on either the public right or the safety of navigation for recreational boating.
The National Marine Plan will introduce a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish waters
Discussions surrounding a full network of Marine Protected Areas were held on the five year anniversary of the Marine & Coastal Access Act