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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).

110 page PDF

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110 page PDF

3.3 MB

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

110 page PDF

3.3 MB

Footnotes

1. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/07/2072

2. Marine Scotland. 2012. Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas, page 10.

3. Scottish Natural Heritage and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2012) Advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas ( MPAs) for the development of the Scottish MPA network. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 547.

4. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/07/2072

5. Scottish Environment Protection Agency ( SEPA), Scottish Natural Heritage ( SNH) and Historic Scotland.

6. Environment Agency, Natural England, English Heritage, Natural Resources Wales, Cadw, and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland

7. Marine Scotland. 2012. Report to the Scottish Parliament on Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas, page 10.

8. Scottish Natural Heritage and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 2012. Advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas ( MPAs) for the development of the Scottish MPA network. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 547.

9. available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marine-environment/mpanetwork/mpaguidelines

10. Blue Seas, Green Energy (2011) identifies areas potentially suitable for offshore wind ( http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marineenergy/wind). The Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters, which include offshore wind, are now available for comment as part of the Planning Scotland's Seas consultation http://www.scotland.gov.uk/publications/draft-sectoral-marine-plans-offshore-renewable-energy-scottish-waters-consultation/

11. Year of Natural Scotland 2013 - Scotland's Big 5 celebrations - http://www.snh.gov.uk/enjoying-the-outdoors/year-of-natural-scotland-2013/scotlands-big-5-celebrations/

12. Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar) have not been included on the list of MPA search features. Atlantic salmon are protected through Special Area of Conservation designation, which protects their freshwater interests. Little is known about the migration routes of Atlantic salmon in the marine environment, and this lack of data is such that inclusion in MPA features could not be supported by the appropriate level of evidence.

13. Information in this overview is taken from Scotland's Marine Atlas and SNH/ JNCC (2012) Advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas ( MPAs) for the development

of the Scottish MPA network. SNH Commissioned Report No 547.

14. Charting Progress 2

15. Information in this section is taken from: Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the national marine plan.

16. Scottish Government (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas, Information for the national marine plan, Scottish Government pp 100-103

17. Scotland's Marine Atlas. p. 71

18. from Charting Progress 2 Feeder Report

19. See http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/safeguarding-biodiversity/priority-marine-features/priority-marine-features/

20. The Scottish Government. 2011. Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for the National Marine Plan.

21. Northidge, S., A Cargill, A Coram, L Mandleberg, S Calderan and B Reid. June 2010. Enganglement of minke whales in Scottish waters: an investigation into occurrence, causes and mitigation. Final Report to Scottish Government CR/2007/49.

22. JNCC (2011) Council Directive 2000/60/ EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (Water Framework Directive),Available at: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1375

23. European Commission (2011) EU Water Legislation and the Water Management Directive, [online] Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/participation/notes_en.htm

24. SEPA River Basement Management Plans, Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx

25. For all surface waters, classification describes the ecological quality of water bodies (this includes both ecological and chemical status). Ecological status is discussed further in "The river basin management plan for the Scotland river basin district 2009-2015", available at http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx

26. SEPA (2012) 2011 aquatic classification results and comparison to previous years. Available at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/monitoring_and_classification/classification.aspx

27. http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/our_environment/water/coastal_waters/description.aspx

28. Sniffer (2006) A Handbook of Climate Trends Across Scotland, [online] Available at: www.sniffer.org.uk

29. UKCIP (2011) Recent Climate Trends [online] Available at: http://www.ukcip.org.uk/essentials/climate-trends/

30. Scottish Government (2012) Climate Change and Ocean Acidification [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/science/atlas/climatechange

31. UKCIP (2011) Recent Climate Trends [online] Available at: http://www.ukcip.org.uk/essentials/climate-trends/

32. Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (2010) Coastal erosion and Coastal Geomorphology, [online] Available at: http://www.mccip.org.uk/annual-report-card/2007-2008/marine-environment/coastal-erosion.aspx

33. Marine Scotland (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for The National Marine Plan [online] Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/16182005/9

34. SNH and The Marine Biological Association (undated) Impacts of climate change on seabed wildlife in Scotland[online] Available at: www.marlin.ac.uk/PDF/Climate_change_brochure.pdf

35. SEAFISH (2009) Fishing vessel fuel emissions, research and development fact sheet, April 2009 [online] Available at: http://www.seafish.org/fishermen/fishing/fishing-gear/fuel-efficiency

36. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydroflurocarbons, perflurocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride

37. Scottish Government (2013) Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Second Report on Proposals and Policies. Available from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/06/6387/9

38. CMAL (2009) Scottish Government Ferry Review: Vessels Report

39. AEA Energy & Environment (2008) Transport Carbon Emissions in the Highlands and Islands. Final Report to Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

40. SEAFISH (2009) Fishing vessel fuel emissions, research and development fact sheet, April 2009 [online] Available at: http://www.seafish.org/fishermen/fishing/fishing-gear/fuel-efficiency

41. SEAFISH (2012) 2010 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet [online] Available at: http://www.seafish.org/publications-search?search=&category=Economics%20and%20Business&date_month=&date_year=&published_beforeafter

42. SEAFISH (2012) 2010 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet [online] Available at: http://www.seafish.org/publications-search?search=&category=Economics%20and%20Business&date_month=&date_year=&published_beforeafter

43. Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, minerals, fossils, landforms, sediments and soils, together with the natural processes which form and alter them (Brooks et al, 2012).

44. http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/safeguarding-geodiversity/protecting/

45. Marine Scotland, The Scottish Government, SNH and JNCC. no date. Marine Protected Areas in Scotland's Seas: Guidelines on the selection of MPAs and development of the MPA network.

46. Marine Scotland 2012 Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas Management Handbook

47. Note: These are working drafts, produced to support initial discussions with stakeholders about management of activities in the pMPA. The development of site management is an on-going process which will continue after the conclusion of the formal consultation; this includes changes to reflect any relevant information that becomes available e.g. through stakeholder discussions.

48. http://tinyurl.com/c6tcaw8

49. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/UNCLOS-TOC.htm

50. Directive 2008/56/ EC Establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:164:0019:0040:EN:PDF

51. An Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2007:0575:FIN:EN:PDF

52. Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52011DC0417:EN:NOT

53. COUNCIL REGULATION ( EC) No 850/98 (as amended) for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1998R0850:20060117:EN:PDF

54. The Coast Protection (Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 1988 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1988/957/contents/made

55. The Coast Protection (Notices) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1996/141/contents/made

56. Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2009/23/pdfs/ukpga_20090023_en.pdf

57. HM Government in association with Northern Ireland Executive, The Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government (2009) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/1057/0080305.pdf

58. Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 [available online] http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2010/5/pdfs/asp_20100005_en.pdf

59. Convention on Biological Diversity [available online] http://www.cbd.int/convention/text/

60. CBD and the Jakarta Mandate http://www.cbd.int/idb/2012/?ttle

61. Introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species [available online] http://www.cms.int/about/intro.htm

62. Convention on Wetlands of International Importance 1971 (amended 1982/87) http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-documents-texts/main/ramsar/1-31-38_4000_0__

63. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic ( OSPAR Convention) http://www.ospar.org/html_documents/ospar/html/ospar_convention_e_updated_text_2007.pdf

64. African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement http://www.cms.int/species/aewa/aew_text.htm

65. African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement Action Plan http://www.cms.int/species/aewa/aew_ap.htm

66. Convention on migratory species Agreement on the conservation of small cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas http://www.cms.int/species/ascobans/asc_bkrd.htm

67. UN Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks 2001 http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/convention_overview_fish_stocks.htm

68. Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks in UK Waters (2004) http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/jncc360.pdf

69. Council Directive 92/43/ EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (the Habitats Directive) http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment/nature_and_biodiversity/l28076_en.htm

70. Council Directive 79/409/ EEC on the conservation of wild birds http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:020:0007:0025:EN:PDF

71. The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/EN/Treaties/Html/104.htm

72. Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy http://www.peblds.org/index.php?ido=20514351&

73. Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/biodiversity/comm2006/pdf/2020/1_EN_ACT_part1_v7%5b1%5d.pdf

74. Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/69

75. The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 1994 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/2716/contents/made

76. Conserving Biodiversity the UK Approach (2007) http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/UKBAP_ConBio-UKApproach-2007.pdf

77. Conserving Biodiversity - the UK Approach (2007) http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/UKBAP_ConBio-UKApproach-2007.pdf

78. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2004/6/pdfs/asp_20040006_en.pdf

79. Seal Conservation Areas [available online] http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marine-environment/species/19887/20814/sealconareas

80. Climate change (Scotland) Act 2009[available online] http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2009/12/contents

81. Scottish Government (2009) Climate Change Delivery Plan [available online] http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/276273/0082934.pdf

82. Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Framework Marine and Fisheries Sector Action Plan [available online] http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/175776/0114919.pdf


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