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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Penalties in regulations implementing Habitats Directive

Section 105 - Penalties in regulations implementing the Habitats Directive for the Scottish marine area

166.Section 105 provides for the possibility of increased penalties for offences in the Scottish marine area relating to the Habitats Directive. Regulations implementing that Directive will be able to include penalties of a fine up to £50,000 on summary conviction and an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.

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