Explanatory Notes

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 5

10 March 2010

The Act

Part 1 – the Scottish Marine Area

Section 1 - The “Scottish marine area”

5.Section 1 defines the “Scottish marine area”. Essentially this is Scotland’s territorial seas from 0 to 12 nautical miles.

Section 2 - “Sea”

6.Section 2 states that the “sea” includes any area submerged at mean high water spring tide and the waters of every estuary, river or channel, as far as the tide flows at mean high water spring tide.