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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 20: Upper Loch Fyne & Loch Goil MPA Management MeasuresFigure A20.1 - Map of proposed measures

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Appendix 20: Upper Loch Fyne & Loch Goil MPA Management Measures Figure A20.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A20.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A20.1 - Site level assessment of measures [55]

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil MPA

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

87.65

Protected from creels, long lines, and set nets

7.11

8.1%

Protected from demersal trawls

43.1

49.2%

Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

87.65

100%

Protected by capacity restriction on demersal trawl

44.55

50.8%

Table A20.2 - Protected feature assessment [56] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

MPA Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Sublittoral mud communities [57]

Area (km 2)

77.77

77.77

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

117

117

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

50

50

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

201

201

100%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.50

0.50

100%

Count

17

17

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

23

23

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

7

100%

Sublittoral mud and specific mixed sediment communities

Count

153

153

100%

Table A20.3 - Protected feature assessment [58] - Protected from demersal trawls

MPA Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Sublittoral mud communities [59]

Area (km 2)

77.77

41.5

53.4%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

117

103

88%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

50

21

42%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

201

111

55.2%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.50

0.50

100%

Count

17

17

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

23

22

95.6%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

6

85.7%

Sublittoral mud and specific mixed sediment communities

Count

153

127

83%

Table A20.4 - Protected feature assessment [59] - Protected from creels, long lines, and set nets

MPA Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Sublittoral mud communities [60]

Area (km 2)

77.77

4.19

5.4%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

117

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

50

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

201

0

0%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.50

0.50

100%

Count

17

17

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

23

5

21.7%

Ocean quahog

Count

7

0

0%

Sublittoral mud and specific mixed sediment communities

Count

153

1

0.7%

Table A20.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [60] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

75

75

100%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

83

83

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

8

8

100%

Maerl beds

Count

9

9

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

1

100%

Table A20.6 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [63] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

75

71

94.7%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

83

60

72.3%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

8

8

100%

Maerl beds

Count

9

9

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

0

0%

Table A20.7 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [61] - Protected from creels, long lines, and set nets

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

75

0

0%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

83

43

51.8%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

8

0

100%

Maerl beds

Count

9

9

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

0

0%

Table A20.8 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [63] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

170

170

100%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

4

4

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

98

98

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

9

9

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

323

323

100%

Table A20.9 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [62] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

170

94

55%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

4

4

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

98

53

54%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

9

9

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

323

220

68%

Table A20.10 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [64] - Protected from creels, long lines, and set nets

Feature

Feature records

Records included

% included

Rocky reef communities

Count

170

24

14%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

4

1

25%

Sandbank communities

Count

98

31

32%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

9

0

0%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

0

0%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

323

116

36%


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