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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.

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236 page PDF

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Contents
2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report
Appendix 12: Lochs Duich, Long & Alsh MPA/SAC Management Measures

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Appendix 12: Lochs Duich, Long & Alsh MPA/ SAC Management Measures

Figure A12.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A12.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A12.1 - Site level assessment of measures [28]

Lochs Duich Long & Alsh MPA / SAC

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

40.93

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

40.93

100%

Table A12.2 - Qualifying / protected feature assessment [29] - Protected from demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

MPA Protected Feature / SAC Qualifying Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

11.92

11.92

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

33

33

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

3

3

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

11

11

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

59

59

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

53

53

100%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

2

2

100%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.94

0.94

100%

Count

70

70

100%

Horse mussel reefs

Count

34

34

100%

Stony Reefs

Area (km 2)

15.37

15.37

100%

Table A12.3 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [30] - Protected from demersal trawls, mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Count

3

3

100%

Blue mussel beds & Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

1

1

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

3

3

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

6

6

100%

Kelp beds

Count

17

17

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

13

13

100%

Maerl beds

Count

4

4

100%

Northern feather star

Count

6

6

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

4

4

100%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

6

6

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

25

25

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

2

2

100%

Table A12.4 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [30] - Protected from 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

7

7

100%

Saltmarsh

Count

27

27

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

5

5

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

13

13

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

5

5

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

61

61

100%


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