Shetland State of the Environment Assessment
Shetland Islands Marine Region State of the Environment Assessment
In 2017, the Marine Spatial Planning Section at Shetland UHI published the Shetland Marine Region State of the Environment Assessment on behalf of the Shetland Marine Planning Partnership with guidance from the Shetland Marine Planning Partnership Advisory Group.
The assessment provides a baseline assessment of the Shetland marine and coastal environment out to 12 nautical miles. This was accomplished using the most up-to-date data available as of December 2016 and trend analysis was used to provide a baseline for future years.
The assessment was used to inform the development of policies within the Shetland Islands Regional Marine Plan and is a legal requirement under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
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Shetland Islands Marine Region Action Plan
The Shetland Islands Marine State of the Environment Assessment highlighted a number of areas which are data deficient (known as ‘data gaps’. The Shetland Islands Marine Region Action Plan provides a summary of these data gaps and sets out a plan to address them where feasible.
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