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National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 31: application in relation to marine areas

76.This section enables the Scottish Ministers by order to modify the provisions of the Act listed in subsection (1) in their application to areas that includes the sea. Such an order would be subject to affirmative resolution, under section 34(5).

77.When an order under subsection (1) modifies any provision relating to consultation with bodies representative of those who live, work or carry on business in the area, subsections (2) and (3) ensure that the provision for consultation must include consultation with the representatives of those organisations who carry on commercial fishing activities in the proposed area of a marine National Park.

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