The Scottish Government has officially commenced the development of the new National Marine Plan. This announcement follows the previous National Marine Plan Review in 2021 and the government’s decision in Programme for Goverment 2022 – 2023.

The first National Marine Plan was developed in 2015. It is now time to develop the new plan to face the twin crisis of climate change and nature loss and to support Scotland’s Blue Economy. Effectively managing how we use our marine space is critical in our transition to net zero by 2045.

National marine plan 2: engagement strategy – (