The Fetlar to Haroldswick MPA was designated in 2014. However the description of the site boundary In the designation order did not reflect what is portrayed on maps. In other words, attempting to draw the site boundary from the description in the designation order would not have created it.
The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 requires consultation to take place on any proposal to designate a Marine Protected Area (MPA). In this case this was a technical exercise because the MPA already had effect.
Consultation was undertaken on the proposal using the Citizen Space platform between 22 August and 16 October 2016. The consultation page served as notice of Scottish Ministers intention to re-designate the site. Those pages can be found here:
A total of 3 responses were received.
All agreed that the new definitions of the site boundaries appeared to be correct.