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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 3 – Sustainable development and protection and enhancement of the health of the Scottish marine area

7.Section 3 requires the Scottish Ministers and public authorities to take the best course of action in order to further the sustainable development, including the protection and where appropriate the enhancement of the health of the Scottish marine area, when undertaking any function that affects the Scottish marine area under this Act (so far as is consistent with the purpose of the function concerned).

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