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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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Adoption and publication of marine plan

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14(1)A national marine plan or (as the case may be) a regional marine plan is adopted by the Scottish Ministers when they decide to publish the plan.

(2)A national marine plan which the Scottish Ministers decide to publish may be—

(a)the same as the draft laid before the Parliament under paragraph 13,

(b)that draft with such modifications as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(3)A regional marine plan which the Scottish Ministers decide to publish may be—

(a)the same as the proposals published in the consultation draft relating to it, or

(b)those proposals with such modifications as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(4)Where the Scottish Ministers adopt a national marine plan or a regional marine plan, they must publish it as soon as reasonably practicable after its adoption, together with statements of each of the following—

(a)any modifications that have been made to the proposals published in the consultation draft for the plan,

(b)the reasons for those modifications,

(c)if any recommendations made by any independent person appointed under paragraph 11 have not been implemented in the plan, the reasons why any such recommendations have not been implemented,

(d)if any matter in a resolution of the Parliament in pursuance of paragraph 13 has not been implemented in a national marine plan published under this paragraph, the reasons why any such matter has not been implemented.

(5)The Scottish Ministers must lay a copy of the adopted national marine plan before the Parliament as soon as is reasonably practicable after the plan’s adoption.

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