The measures include managing fish stocks, discarded catches, reducing unwanted catches (seabirds, marine mammals) and introducing mandatory Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM).
Orkney Islands Council’s ‘Embarrassing’ Old Policy on Marine SPAs
Orkney Greens have voiced their concerns in that two sites in Orkney: Scapa Flow and North Orkney, are not included as Special Protection Area sites in the Scottish Government announcement.
Assessing Orkney’s Marine Environment: Have Your Say
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views about the marine environment out to 12 nautical miles from the islands.