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Marine protected area to be created off Scotland

Joanne Parkinson

9th June 2019

Four new marine protection areas are planned which would cover 5000 square miles. This is to protect the feeding grounds for minke whales which often travel to these coastlines to feed on juvenile fish which use the deep water as a nursery.

Scotland's seas account for 61% of the UK's waters and are an important feeding and breeding ground for many species. The marine protected areas will prevent fishing and other damaging activities from taking place, which will protect species. However, there is a concern that whilst the creation of these areas is a positive step in protecting the oceans, this doesn't go far enough and in the past some marine areas have actually still been exploited. Only time will tell how successful the Scottish plans will be. For more on this story check out the following report...

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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