Scotland: Report finds virtual unanimous support for new MPAs

Plans to create areas of marine protection in Scottish waters have received almost unanimous public support, in a boost for the future of the country’s marine ecosystems.

Published on Friday, the report sets out the Scottish government’s plans to introduce 33 marine protected areas (MPAs) off the country’s coastlines. The zones will have tougher regulations on fishing and commercial activities in a bid to regenerate and protect marine life.

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