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2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report

Published: 10 Jul 2015
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781785444890

2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report. Summary of the responses received relating to each site.

2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report
Appendix 9: Loch Laxford SAC Management Measures

Appendix 9: Loch Laxford SAC Management Measures

Figure A9.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A9.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A9.1 - Site level assessment of measures [8]

Loch Laxford SAC

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

12.21

Protected from demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

12.21

100%

Table A9.2 - Qualifying feature assessment [9] - Protected from demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Area (km 2):

0.01

0.01

100%

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

36

36

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

5

5

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

1

1

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

1

1

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

2

2

100%

Intertidal mudflats

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

46

46

100%

Kelp beds

Count

48

48

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

2

2

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2):

0.02

0.02

100%

Count

18

18

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

1

100%

Northern feather star

Count

1

1

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

5

5

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

7

100%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

3

3

100%

Stony Reefs

Area (km 2):

3.85

3.85

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

4

4

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

1

1

100%


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