Research Report No. 1293 - Development of a marine and coastal enhancement project assessment framework for Scottish inshore waters.


The work, as presented in this report, is focused on four species / habitats (referred to as features) that applicants most frequently propose as enhancement and restoration opportunities: native oysters, seagrass, saltmarsh and sand dunes. The report aims to: (1) draw up a list of marine and coastal enhancement projects / case studies and deliver a review of these and the lessons learned, as well as reviewing any other available guidance from elsewhere in temperate environments, outlining implications for Scotland; (2) develop an assessment framework for marine and coastal enhancement proposals, where they occur inside and outside protected areas; and (3) identify further guidance and research required to inform and allow effective progression of marine and coastal enhancement proposals in Scotland.

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