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South Arran Marine Conservation Order 2014 (S.S.I. No. 260 of 2014).

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This Order, made by the Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 85(1)(a), (2) and (4), 86(1) and (3), 88(1) and (2) and 92(1) and (5) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, concerns additional conservation objectives for the marine area which is designated as the South Arran Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area by the South Arran Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014. This Order furthers the stated conservation objectives for the South Arran MPA insofar as they relate to maerl beds. The Order specifies certain activities which are prohibited, and regulate the storage of fishing gear on fishing vessels, within those parts of the MPA which are described in the Order. Provision is made whereby activities carried out in those parts of the MPA for the purpose of saving life or for the purpose of securing the safety of a vessel, aircraft or marine structure are not prohibited under the Order. The Order provides that the Scottish Ministers may issue permits authorising certain specified activities which would, apart from such permit, be unlawful under the Order
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