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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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6Conformity of marine plans with other documents

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(1)A national marine plan and a regional marine plan must be in conformity with any marine policy statement currently in effect for the Scottish marine area, unless relevant considerations indicate otherwise.

(2)A regional marine plan must be in conformity with any national marine plan currently in effect, unless relevant considerations indicate otherwise.

(3)For the purposes of this Part, a marine policy statement is “currently in effect” for the Scottish marine area if—

(a)the statement has been adopted by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with Schedule 5 to the 2009 Act,

(b)the statement has been published in accordance with paragraph 12 of that Schedule,

(c)the statement has not been replaced by a later marine policy statement (see section 45(3) of that Act),

(d)the Scottish Ministers have not withdrawn from the statement in accordance with section 48 of that Act, and

(e)the statement has not been withdrawn (by virtue of the withdrawal of the Secretary of State in accordance with that section).

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