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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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Interpretation of Part 5

106Interpretation of Part 5

In this Part—

  • “animal” includes any egg, larva, pupa or other immature stage of an animal,

  • “protected feature”, in relation to a Nature Conservation MPA or proposed Nature Conservation MPA, means any flora, fauna, habitat or feature which is sought to be conserved by the making of the order designating the area,

  • “seashore” means—

    (a)

    the foreshore, that is to say, land which is covered and uncovered by the ordinary movement of the tide, and

    (b)

    any land, whether or not covered intermittently by water, which is in apparent continuity (determined by reference to the physical characteristics of the land) with the foreshore, as far landward as any natural or artificial break in that continuity,

  • “stated conservation objectives” for a Nature Conservation MPA means the conservation objectives stated (in the designation order designating the area) as the conservation objectives for the area,

  • “stated preservation objectives” for a Historic MPA means the preservation objectives stated (in the designation order designating the area) as the preservation objectives for the area,

  • “stated purpose” for a Demonstration and Research MPA means a purpose stated (in the designation order designating the area) as a purpose for which the order is made,

  • “urgent marine conservation order” is to be construed in accordance with section 88 (being a marine conservation order made in accordance with that section, instead of section 87),

  • “vehicle” includes—

    (a)

    a bicycle and other non-motorised form of transport,

    (b)

    hovercraft,

  • “vessel” includes—

    (a)

    hovercraft,

    (b)

    aircraft capable of landing on water,

    (c)

    any other craft capable of travelling on, in or under water, whether or not capable of carrying any person.

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