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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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Part 1The Scottish marine area

1The “Scottish marine area”

(1)For the purposes of this Act, the “Scottish marine area” means the area of sea within the seaward limits of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and includes the bed and subsoil of the sea within that area.

(2)The boundaries between the parts of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland and the parts not so adjacent are to be determined by reference to an Order in Council made under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) to the extent that the Order in Council is expressed to apply for the purposes of that Act.

2“Sea”

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, “sea” includes—

(a)any area submerged at mean high water spring tide,

(b)the waters of every estuary, river or channel, so far as the tide flows at mean high water spring tide.

(See section 66 for the meaning of “sea” for the purposes of Part 5.)

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