Marine Protected Area Network - 2018 Report to the Scottish Parliament

A report to Parliament on progress being made in

implementing a Marine Protected Area (MPA) network.

Annex 1: MPAs designated since last report

The tables below list sites designated since 01 January 2013.

Table 1.1: Sites designated under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Purpose Name Size (Km2)
Nature conservation Clyde Sea Sill 712
East Caithness Cliffs 114
Fetlar to Haroldswick 216
Loch Carron 23
Loch Creran 12
Loch Sunart 49
Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura 741
Loch Sween 41
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh 37
Monach Isles 62
Mousa to Boddam 13
Noss Head 8
Papa Westray 33
Small Isles 803
South Arran 280
Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil 88
Wester Ross 599
Wyre and Rousay Sounds 16
Demonstration and research Fair Isle 157
Historic Drumbeg 0.05
Mingary 0.17
Kinlochbervie 0.22
Out Skerries 0.19
Dartmouth 0.008
Duart Point 0.013
Campania 0.07
Iona I 0.025

Table 1.2: Sites designated under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Name Size (Km2)
Central Fladen 925
East of Gannet and Montrose Fields 1,839
Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt 5,278
Firth of Forth Banks Complex 2,130
Geikie Slide and Hebridean Slope 2,215
Hatton-Rockall Basin 1,256
North-east Faroe-Shetland Channel 23,682
North-west Orkney 4,365
Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain 164
Rosemary Bank Seamount 6,927
The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount 4,373
Turbot Bank 251
West Shetland Shelf 4,083

Table 1.3: Sites designated under The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994

Name Size (Km2)
Inner Hebrides and the Minches 13,802
Sound of Barra 125

Table 1.4: Sites amended under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Site Name Reason for amendment
Fetlar to Haroldswick Both sites were re-designated to correct errors in the site boundary description. This did not change the accepted boundary, the area, or the protected features at either site.
Small Isles

Table 1.5: Sites amended under The Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

Site name Size (Km2) Amendments
Braemar Pockmark 11 Site increased in size by 6.25 Km2
Scanner Pockmarks 7 Site increased in size by 3.39 Km2


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