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Monitoring the socio-economic impacts of Marine Protected Areas: report

This report, on the socio-economic impacts of MPAs, found that there had been localised positive and negative impacts on coastal communities and industries, linked to MPA management measures.


Annex 7. Management Measures

Fishing management measures in inshore Marine Protected Areas. Whole site refers to fishing gear which has been prohibited across the whole site. Zonal management refers to gear which is permitted in some areas and prohibited in others

Loch Laxford SAC; Noss Head MPA; Wyre and Rousay Sounds MPA.

Management measures:

Whole site: Demersal trawl, demersal seine net, beam trawl, and dredge

Sanday SAC; St Kilda SAC; Treshnish Isles SAC

Management measures:

Whole site: Demersal trawl, demersal seine net, beam trawl, set nets, and dredge

East Mingulay SAC;

Management measures:

Whole site: Demersal trawl, demersal seine net, beam trawl, and dredge

Zonal management: Creel fishing, set nets, and long lines (50% of site)

Lochs Duich, Long & Alsh MPA/SAC

Management measures:

Whole site: Beam trawl, demersal seine net, demersal trawl, and dredge

Luce Bay & Sands SAC

Management measures:

Whole site: Beam trawl, suction dredge, and demersal seine net, and demersal trawl.

Zonal management: Mechanical dredge permitted in Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec each year

Loch Creran MPA/SAC

Management measures:

Whole site: Demersal trawl, demersal seine net, pelagic trawl, set nets, long line, beam trawl, and dredge.

Zonal management: Creel fishing

Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA

Management measures:

Whole site: Beam trawl, suction dredge, demersal seine net, set nets, and long lines.

Zonal management: demersal trawl without use of tickler chains, and mechanical dredge

Loch Sunart MPA/SAC

Management measures:

Whole site: Demersal trawl, demersal seine net, set nets, long line, beam trawl, and dredge.

Loch Sween MPA

Management measures:

Whole site: Beam trawl, suction dredge, demersal seine net, demersal trawl and mechanical dredge by vessels greater than 75 gross tonnage.

Zonal management: Hand gathering, demersal trawl and mechanical dredge by vessels less than or equal to 75 gross tonnage

South Arran MPA

Management measures:

Whole Site: Beam trawl, dredge, and demersal seine net, and demersal trawl by vessels greater than 120 gross tonnage.

Zonal management: Demersal trawl by vessels less than or equal to 120 gross tonnage. Creel fishing, set nets, and long lines

Upper Loch Fyne & Loch Goil MPA

Management measures:

Whole site: Beam trawl, dredge, and demersal seine net, and demersal trawl by vessels greater than 75 gross tonnage.

Zonal management: demersal trawl by vessels less than or equal to 75 gross tonnage. Creel fishing, set nets, and long line

Wester Ross MPA

Management measures:

Whole Site: Beam trawl, dredge, demersal seine net, and demersal trawl by vessels greater than 500 kw engine power.

Zonal management: Demersal trawl by vessels less than or equal to 500 kw engine power

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