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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 10: Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA Management Measures

Appendix 10: Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA Management Measures

Figure A10.1 - Map of proposed measures - Loch Sunart MPA / SAC Figure A10.1 – Map of proposed measures – Loch Sunart MPA / SAC

Table A10.1 - Site level assessment of measures [10]

Loch Sunart MPA / SAC

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

48.8

Protected from creels

1

2%

Protected from demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, long lines, set nets, suction dredge and beam trawls

48.8

100%

Table A10.2 - Qualifying / Protected feature assessment [11] - Protected from set nets, long lines, demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

MPA Protected Feature / SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Common skate

Count

2

2

100%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.85

0.85

100%

Count

43

43

100%

Northern feather star

Area (km 2)

0.46

0.46

100%

Count

86

86

100%

Serpulid aggregations

Area (km 2)

0.17

0.17

100%

Count

89

89

100%

Stony Reef

Area (km 2)

19.55

19.55

100%

Table A10.3 - Qualifying / Protected feature assessment [11] - Protected from creels

MPA Protected Feature / SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Serpulid aggregations

Area (km 2)

0.17

0.17

100%

Count

89

89

100%

Table A10.4 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [12] - Protected from set nets, long lines, demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Count

2

2

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

16

16

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud burrowing amphipod)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

3

3

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

13

13

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

48

48

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

39

39

100%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

3

3

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

4

4

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

8

8

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

54

54

100%

Kelp beds

Count

20

20

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

32

32

100%

Maerl beds

Count

1

1

100%

Native oysters

Count

1

1

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

29

29

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

38

38

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

7

100%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

4

4

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

2

2

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

6

6

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

2

2

100%

White cluster anemone

Count

15

15

100%

Table A10.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [13] - Protected from creels

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Count

2

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

16

2

12.5%

Burrowed mud (Mud burrowing amphipod)

Count

1

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

3

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

13

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

48

1

2.1%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

39

1

2.5%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

3

0

0%

European spiny lobster

Count

4

0

0%

Horse mussel beds

Count

8

1

12.5%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

54

8

14.8%

Kelp beds

Count

20

0

0%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

32

1

3.1%

Maerl beds

Count

1

0

0%

Native oysters

Count

1

0

0%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

29

0

0%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

38

0

0%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

0

0%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

4

0

0%

Seagrass beds

Count

2

0

0%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

6

1

16.7%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

2

0

0%

White cluster anemone

Count

15

0

0%

Table A10.6 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [14] - Protected from set nets, long lines, demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

9

9

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

6

6

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

45

45

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

59

59

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

19

19

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

18

18

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

2

2

100%

Table A10.7 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [14] - Protected from creels

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

9

7

78%

Sandbank communities

Count

6

6

67%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

45

9

20%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

59

4

7%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

19

10

53%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

18

12

67%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

2

0

0%

Figure A10.2 - Map of proposed measures - Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA and Firth of Lorn SAC

Figure A10.2 – Map of proposed measures – Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA and Firth of Lorn SAC

Table A10.8 - Site level assessment of measures [15]

Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura MPA (including Firth of Lorn SAC but not Loch Sunart MPA / SAC)

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

770.18

Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

549

71.3%

Protected from long lines, set nets, suction dredge and beam trawls

770.18

100%

Table A10.9 - Qualifying feature assessment [16] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, long lines, and set nets

MPA Protected Feature / SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Common Skate [17]

Count

4

4

100%

Bedrock and stony reef [18]

Area (Km 2)

113

113

100%

Table A10.10 - Qualifying feature assessment - Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

MPA Protected Feature / SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Common Skate [17]

Count

4

2

50%

Bedrock and stony reef [18]

Area (Km 2)

113

113

100%

Table A10.11 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [19] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, long lines, and set nets

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Black guillemot

Count

15

15

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

4

4

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

41

41

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

36

36

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

36

36

100%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

3

3

100%

Burrowing sea anemone

Count

3

3

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

26

25

100%

Fan mussel

Count

2

2

100%

Flame shell beds

Count

1

1

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

2

2

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

35

35

100%

Kelp beds

Count

119

119

100%

Maerl beds

Count

1

1

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

3

3

100%

Northern feather star

Count

65

65

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (habitat)

Count

53

53

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (species)

Count

61

61

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

9

9

100%

Offshore deep sea muds

Count

1

1

100%

Pink sea fingers

Count

2

2

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

1

1

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

2

2

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

10

10

100%

White cluster anemone

Count

30

30

100%

Table A10.12 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [20] - Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

4

3

75%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

1

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

41

17

41.5%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

36

11

30.6%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

36

11

30.6%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

3

1

33.3%

Burrowing sea anemone

Count

3

2

66.7%

European spiny lobster

Count

26

25

96.2%

Fan mussel

Count

2

0

0%

Flame shell beds

Count

1

1

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

2

0

0%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

35

30

85.7%

Kelp beds

Count

119

100

84%

Maerl beds

Count

1

1

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

3

2

66.7%

Northern feather star

Count

65

54

83.1%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (habitat)

Count

53

51

96.2%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (species)

Count

61

55

90.2%

Ocean quahog

Count

9

3

33.3%

Offshore deep sea muds

Count

1

1

100%

Pink sea fingers

Count

2

2

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

1

0

0%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

2

1

50%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

10

10

100%

White cluster anemone

Count

30

25

83.3%

Table A10.13 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [21] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, long lines, and set nets

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

590

590

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

61

61

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

13

13

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

256

256

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

94

94

100%

Infralittoral muddy sand communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

14

14

100%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

4

4

100%

Table A10.14 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [21] - Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

590

474

80%

Sandbank communities

Count

61

54

89%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

13

1

8%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

256

170

66%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

94

43

46%

Infralittoral muddy sand communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

14

0

0%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

4

0

0%

Figure A10.3 - Cumulative map of common skate catch and release records

Figure A10.3 – Cumulative map of common skate catch and release records


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