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Planning Scotland's Seas: 2013 - Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas Consultation Overview - Strategic Environmental Assessment Report

Published: 19 Aug 2013
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782568070

This report summarises the findings from a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the possible Marine Protected Areas (pMPAs).

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110 page PDF

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Contents
Planning Scotland's Seas: 2013 - Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas Consultation Overview - Strategic Environmental Assessment Report
Appendix 2. Third-Party Proposals for Nature Conservation MPAs

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Appendix 2. Third-Party Proposals for Nature Conservation MPAs

Submitter Code Region NC MPA proposal name Features identified as the basis for the proposed NC MPA ( MPA search feature priorities in bold) Overlapping MPA proposal Progression
Small Isles Community Council ( SICC) SICC1 III Sound of Canna It is proposed that the Sound of Canna is designated for its benthic communities, notably its deep burrowed mud ( fan mussel, burrowing anemone and northern feather star), maerl and infralittoral reefs. Small Isles Yes
Community of Arran Seabed Trust ( COAST) COAST1 III Isle of Arran The proposed MPA will protect priority marine features including habitats such as maerl beds, seagrass beds and burrowed mud substrates and the species reliant upon these habitats South Arran Yes
Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN) SSACN1 III Firth of Lorn Proposal is made for common skate. Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Yes
SSACN2 III Loch Etive Proposal is made for spurdog. - No
SSACN3 III Sound of Jura Proposal is made for common skate. Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Yes
SSACN4 III Sound of Mull Proposal is made for common skate. Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Yes
SSACN5 III Loch Sunart Proposal is made for common skate and spurdog. Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Yes
Marine Conservation Society ( MCS) MCS1 III Loch Carron The purpose of this Marine Protected Area would be to protect the following features in Loch Carron: flame shell beds, horse mussel beds, maerl beds, and burrowed mud communities. - No
MCS2 III Loch Duich, Long, Alsh, Beg. The purpose of this Marine Protected Area would be to protect the excellent example of burrowed mud communities. Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Yes
MCS3 III Upper Loch Fyne The purpose of this Marine Protected Area would be to protect the following features in Loch Fyne: burrowed mud, flame shell beds, maerl beds and reefs. Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil Yes
MCS4 III Loch Sunart The purpose of this Marine Protected Area proposal is to ensure the protection of the following features in Loch Sunart: flame shell beds, northern sea fan and sponge communities. Loch Sunart & Loch Sunart to Sound of Jura Yes
Marine Conservation Society ( MCS) MCS5 III Loch Sween The purpose of this Marine Protected Area would be to protect the unusual assemblages of marine life found in the various arms and narrows of Loch Sween including the following MPA search features: burrowed mud, inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins, maerl beds , seagrass beds , native oysters. Loch Sween Yes
MCS6 III Loch Torridon The purpose of this Marine Protected Area proposal is to ensure that information is included that can contribute to the protection of the following features in Loch Torridon: maerl beds, burrowed mud, seagrass beds. - No
MCS7 III Isle of Coll The purpose of this Marine Protected Area would be provide protection to an excellent example of the following MPA search features: kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment, tide-swept algal communities (kelp and seaweed communities in tide-swept sheltered conditions) and seagrass beds. Skye to Mull Not in this format - further work is ongoing on the Skye to Mull search location but for mobile species only
Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society ( WDCS) & Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust ( HWDT) & Cetacean Research and rescue Unit ( CRRU) WDCS1 II Aberdeenshire coast The proposal is being put forward for the protection of white-beaked dolphin. - No - but this proposal will be considered as part of a regional review for cetaceans
WDCS2 III Northern Minch The proposal is being put forward for the protection of Risso's dolphin & white-beaked dolphin. Eye Peninsula to Butt of Lewis Yes - further work ongoing on this MPA search location
WDCS3 III Southern Hebrides This proposal put forward for the protection of minke whale. Skye to Mull & Small Isles Yes - further work ongoing on this MPA search location
WDCS4 II Southern Moray Firth The proposal is being put forward for the protection of minke whale. Southern Trench Yes - further work ongoing on this MPA search location
WDCS5 III Outer Hebrides The proposal is being put forward for the protection of white-beaked dolphin. - No
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB) RSPB1 III Abbey Burn Foot to Balcary Pt The proposal is made for bird species including fulmar, guillemot and razorbill. - No
RSPB2 III Mull of Galloway The proposal is made for bird species fulmar and razorbill. - No
RSPB3 III Sanda Islands The proposal is made for bird species razorbill. Clyde Sea Sill Not for razorbill - for black guillemot and fronts
RSPB4 III Scare Rocks The proposal is made for bird species gannet - No
RSPB5 III Treshnish Isles The proposal is made for bird species manx shearwater, puffin, razorbill, guillemot and fulmar. Skye to Mull Not in this format - further work is ongoing on the Skye to Mull search location but for cetacean and basking shark only
RSPB6 II Whiting Ness to Ethie Haven The proposal is made for bird species fulmar and puffin. - No
National Trust for Scotland ( NTS) NTS1 III Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Proposal is made for benthic habitats including blue mussel beds, burrowed mud, tall sea-pen, fireworks anemone, inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins, horse mussel beds, low or variable salinity habitats, maerl beds, northern sea fan, flame shell beds, kelp and seaweed communities in tide-swept sheltered conditions, northern feather star, fan mussel, and ocean quahog. Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Yes
Gairloch and Wester Ross Community GWR1 III Gairloch & Loch Ewe Harbour seal, sandeels, grey seal, European spiny lobster, common skate, black guillemot, northern feather star, ocean quahog, native oysters, seagrass beds, kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment, tide-swept algal communities, sea loch egg wrack , burrowed mud, northern sea fan and sponge communities, maerl beds, horse mussel beds, blue mussel beds, herring spawning grounds, basking shark, minke whale, harbour porpoise, terns, black-throated divers, red-throated divers, great northern diver. North-west sea lochs and Summer Isles Yes (in part - Loch Ewe but not Loch Gairloch)

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