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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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Contents
2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report
Appendix 21: Wester Ross MPA Management Measures

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Appendix 21: Wester Ross MPA Management Measures

Figure A21.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A21.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A21.1 - Site level assessment of measures [63]

Wester Ross MPA

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

599.19

Protected from demersal trawls

306.25

51.1%

Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

599.19

100%

Protected by capacity restriction on demersal trawl vessels

292.94

48.9%

Table A21.2 - Protected feature assessment [64] - Protected from mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

MPA Protected Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

179.81

179.81

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

69

69

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

53

53

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

39

39

100%

Circalittoral muddy sand communities

Area (km 2)

101.27

101.27

100%

Count

14

14

100%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.07

0.07

100%

Count

9

9

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Area (km 2)

18.92

18.92

100%

Count

69

69

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

6.10

6.10

100%

Count

73

73

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

7

7

100%

Northern feather star (habitat)

Area (km 2)

0.02

0.02

100%

Northern feather star (species)

Count

21

20

100%

Table A21.3 - Protected feature assessment [65] - Protected from demersal trawls

MPA Protected Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

179.81

50.02

27.8%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

69

60

87%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

53

39

73.6%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

39

30

76.9%

Circalittoral muddy sand communities

Area (km 2)

101.27

30.86

30.5%

Count

14

13

92.9%

Flame shell beds

Area (km 2)

0.07

0.07

100%

Count

9

9

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Area (km 2)

18.92

18.92

100%

Count

69

69

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

6.10

6.10

100%

Count

73

73

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

7

7

100%

Northern feather star (habitat)

Area (km 2)

0.02

0.02

100%

Northern feather star (species)

Count

21

20

95.2%

Table A21.4 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [66] - Protected from mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

5

5

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

2

2

100%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Heart cockle

Count

1

1

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

4

4

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp beds

Count

84

84

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

1

1

100%

Native oysters

Count

2

2

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

29

29

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

10

10

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

1

1

100%

Table A21.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [67] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

5

3

60%

European spiny lobster

Count

2

2

100%

Fan mussel

Count

1

0

0%

Heart cockle

Count

1

1

100%

Horse mussel beds

Count

4

4

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp beds

Count

84

81

96.4%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

1

1

100%

Native oysters

Count

2

2

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

29

29

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

10

10

100%

Tide-swept algal communities and Kelp beds

Count

1

1

100%

Table A21.6 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [67] - Protected from mechanical dredge, suction dredge and beam trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

210

210

100%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

23

23

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

90

90

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

24

24

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

43

43

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

4

4

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

87

87

100%

Table A21.7 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [67] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

210

206

98%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

23

23

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

90

88

98%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

24

24

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

43

43

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

4

4

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

87

87

100%


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