SCHEDULE 1Preparation, adoption etc. of marine plans or any amendment

Matters to which Scottish Ministers are to have regard in settling text with a view to adoption etc.

12The Scottish Ministers, in settling the text of a national marine plan or (as the case may be) a regional marine plan with a view to adoption and publication under paragraph 14, must have regard to—

(a)any recommendations made by any person appointed under paragraph 11,

(b)the reasons given by any such person for any such recommendations,

(c)such other matters as the Scottish Ministers consider relevant.