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Planning Scotland's Seas: 2013 - The Scottish Marine Protected Area Project – Developing the Evidence Base tor Impact Assessments and the Sustainability Appraisal Final Report

Published: 19 Aug 2013
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Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782567578

This report provides Marine Scotland with evidence on economic and social effects to inform a Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for each possible NC MPA, and a Sustainability Appraisal for the suite of proposals as a whole.

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Contents
Planning Scotland's Seas: 2013 - The Scottish Marine Protected Area Project – Developing the Evidence Base tor Impact Assessments and the Sustainability Appraisal Final Report
Appendix B. Assumptions on MPA Feature Extents

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Appendix B. Assumptions on MPA Feature Extents

Feature extents for inshore Nature Conservation MPA proposals

MPA proposal Feature Available data types and comments Method on creation of lower extent for IA and management purposes Method on creation of intermediate extent for IA and management purposes Method on creation of upper extent for IA and management purposes
East Caithness Cliffs Black guillemot
  • ProF database ( GeMS point data).
The MPA is only designated for Black guillemot therefore full MPA boundary extent. The MPA is only designated for Black guillemot therefore full MPA boundary extent. The MPA is only designated for Black guillemot therefore full MPA boundary extent.
Fetlar to Haroldswick Kelp and seaweed sublittoral communities on sublittoral mixed sediment. ( i.e. not on annex I reef)
  • ProF ( GeMS and 2012 Fetlar survey).
  • UKSeaMap
Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent.
Horse mussel beds
  • ProF ( GeMS and 2012 Fetlar survey).
Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent.
Maerl beds
  • ProF ( GeMS and 2012 Fetlar survey).
Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent. Distinct cluster of points, polygon created using points to determine the extent.
Black guillemot
  • ProF ( GeMS point data).
The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary created the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary created the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary created the extent.
Tide-swept coarse sands with burrowing bivalves
  • ProF ( GeMS and 2012 Fetlar survey).
  • UkSeaMap polygon data.
Cluster of points, polygons created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons created using points to determine the extent. Polygon extent of 'Infralittoral coarse sediment' (A5.12) encompassing polygons created from the intermediate scenario.
Circalittoral sand and coarse sediment communities
  • ProF points ( GeMS, 2012 Fetlar survey and marine recorder extract).
  • UkSeaMap polygon data.
Cluster of points, polygons created using points to determine the extent. **. Polygon extent of UKSeaMap for 'circalittoral sand and coarse sediment' encompassing polygons created from the lower scenario. Polygon extent of UKSeaMap for 'circalittoral sand and coarse sediment' encompassing polygons created from the intermediate scenario.
Marine geomorphology of scottish shelf seabed (components to be confirmed)
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Mousa to Boddam Sandeels
  • ProF - Marine Scotland Science data sets including polygon data.
Polygons created by Marine Science Scotland of 'Scottish coastal sandeel grounds'. Polygons created by Marine Science Scotland of 'Scottish coastal sandeel grounds'. Full MPA boundary extent.
Marine geomorphology of scottish shelf seabed (components to be confirmed)
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers.
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Noss Head Horse mussel beds
  • ProF - GeMS and Noss Head 2011 survey.
Polygon was created using the extent of the feature point data. Polygon was created using the extent of the feature point data. The MPA is only proposed for 'Horse mussel beds' therefore full MPA boundary extent.
Papa Westray Black guillemot
  • ProF ( GeMS point data).
The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent.
Sand wave field
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers.
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Wyre and Rousay Sounds Kelp and seaweed sublittoral communities
  • ProF - GeMS and 2011 Orkney survey.
  • UKSeaMap
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent.. The whole MPA site is Infralittoral therefore the full MPA boundary was used to create feature polygon. The whole MPA site is Infralittoral therefore the full MPA boundary was used to create feature polygon.
Maerl beds
  • ProF - GeMS and 2011 Orkney survey.
  • UKSeaMap.
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. UKSeaMap 'Infralittoral coarse sediment' polygons and the intermediate extent polygons create the feature extent.
Marine geomorphology of scottish shelf seabed (components to be confirmed)
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Clyde Sea Sill Black guillemot
  • ProF ( GeMS point data).
The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent.
Fronts
  • GeMS - raster data.
Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Circalittoral sand and coarse sediment communities
  • ProF - 2012 Clyde surveys, point data.
  • UKSeaMap polygon data.
UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'Circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Deep circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Circalittoral fine sand' and 'deep circalittoral sand'. UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'Circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Deep circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Circalittoral fine sand' and 'deep circalittoral sand'. UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'Circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Deep circalittoral coarse sediment', 'Circalittoral fine sand' and 'deep circalittoral sand'.
Sand banks
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Sand ribbon fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Sand wave fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Loch Creran Flame shell beds
  • ProF - GeMS and 2012 survey .
  • SNH Polygon available
SNH polygon extended slightly to encompass the point data. SNH polygon extended slightly to encompass the point data. SNH polygon extended slightly to encompass the point data.
Quaternary of scotland (components to be confirmed)
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Burrowed mud
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap polygon data covers some of the MPA.
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats.
A5.3 polygon extents from 'combinedEUNISHabiat' layer extend to encompass feature point data. A5.3 polygon extents from 'combinedEUNISHabiat' layer extend to encompass feature point data. Full MPA boundary extent.
Flame shell beds
  • ProF - GeMS point data.
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats.
  • SNH Polygon.
Extent polygon provided by SNH. Extent polygon provided by SNH. Extent polygon provided by SNH.
Loch Sunart Flame shell beds
  • ProF - GeMS point data.
  • SNH polygons.
Extent polygon provided by SNH. Extent polygon provided by SNH extended to encompass outlying data points. Extent is 50% of the MPA boundary area incorporating the intermediate extents.
Northern feather star aggregations on mixed substrata
  • GeMS - point data.
  • SNH polygon data.
Extent polygon provided by SNH. Extent polygon provided by SNH extended to encompass outlying data points. Extent is 50% of the MPA boundary area incorporating the intermediate extents.
Serpulid aggregations
  • ProF - point data
  • SNH polygon data.
SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent
Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Common skate
  • ProF - point data.
As the feature data is distributed throughout the MPA the full boundary extent is used for the feature. As the feature data is distributed throughout the MPA the full boundary extent is used for the feature. As the feature data is distributed throughout the MPA the full boundary extent is used for the feature.
Glaciated channels/troughs
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Loch Sween Burrowed mud
  • ProF - GeMS and 2010 survey data.
  • Loch Sween 2013 provisional data.
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. The feature extent was created from the MPA boundary extent cut off at the loch entrance.
Maerl beds
  • ProF - GeMS and 1999 survey data.
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats.
  • SNH Maerl bed polygons from Loch Sween survey.
SNH feature polygon extents and polygons created from the feature point data. SNH feature polygon extents and polygons created from the feature point data. Polygon extent of 'A5.5' from UKSeaMap encompassing the intermediate scenario polygons.
Native oysters
  • ProF - GeMS point data.
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent.
Monach Isles Black guillemot
  • ProF - GeMS point data.
The Monach Islands coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The Monach Islands coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The Monach Islands coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent.
Landscape of areal glacial scour
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Marine geomorphology of scottish shelf seabed (components to be confirmed)
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
North-west sea lochs and Summer Isles Burrowed mud
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap mud habitat polygons extended to encompass the feature point data. This extent is 50% of the MPA area. Full MPA boundary extent was used for the feature extent. Full MPA boundary extent was used for the feature extent.
Flame shell beds
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygon
SNH polygon extent was used. SNH polygon extent extended to encompass the feature point data. SNH polygon extent extended to encompass the feature point data.
Sublittoral kelp and seaweed communities on sediment
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap
The feature point data was used to determine the extent. The extent encompasses Infralittoral polygons from UKSeaMap and the lower scenario polygons. The extent encompasses Infralittoral polygons from UKSeaMap and the lower scenario polygons.
Maerl beds
  • GeMS - point and polygon data.
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH polygon data
SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent The extent created was using UKSeaMap infralittoral sediments polygons and the intermediate scenario extents.
Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH polygon data
SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent The extent created was using UKSeaMap infralittoral sediments polygons and the intermediate scenario extents.
Native oysters
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH polygon data
SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent
Northern feather star aggregations on mixed substrata
  • GeMS - point data
  • SNH polygon data
SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent SNH polygon extent extended to encompass the feature point data.
Circalittoral muddy sand communities
  • ProF - Marine recorder point data.
  • UKSeaMap (predicted and combined habitats layers).
UKSeaMap polygons for "Circalittoral fine sand or circalittoral muddy sand" extended to include the feature point data. UKSeaMap combined habitats polygons for A5.2 and A5.3 incorporating the lower extent polygons. UKSeaMap combined habitats polygons for A5.2 and A5.3 incorporating the lower extent polygons.
Glaciated channels/troughs
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Megascale glacial lineations
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Moraines
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide scars
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Pockmarks
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Banks of unknown substrate
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Small Isles Burrowed mud
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap predicted A5.3 polygons were used for the feature extents. UKSeaMap predicted A5.3 polygons extended to include feature data points was used to create the feature extent. UKSeaMap predicted A5.3 polygons extended to include feature data points was used to create the feature extent.
Horse mussel beds
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH polygon
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to include feature point data.
Northern sea fan and sponge communities
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygon
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. Extent of UKSeaMap 'circalittoral rock' polygons.
Fan mussel aggregations
  • ProF - point data.
  • SNH Polygon
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to include feature point data.
Northern feather star aggregations on mixed substrata
  • ProF - point data.
  • SNH to send polygon
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to include feature point data.
Black guillemot
  • ProF ( GeMS point data).
The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent. The coastline was buffered to 2km and this area within the MPA boundary determined the extent.
Shelf deeps
  • GeMS - Large Scale features polygons.
Extent of large scale feature polygon revised by SNH in March 2013. Extent of large scale feature polygon revised by SNH in March 2013. Extent of large scale feature polygon revised by SNH in March 2013..
White cluster anemone *Not an MPA feature.
  • GeMS - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • Only of interest within Northern sea fan communities.
Extent is SNH polygons for Northern sea fan and sponge communities where feature points are within the polygons. Extent is SNH polygons for Northern sea fan and sponge communities where feature points are within the polygons. Extent is SNH polygons for Northern sea fan and sponge communities where feature points are within the polygons.
Circalittoral sand and mud communities
  • ProF - point data
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap circalittoral sand and mud polygons used to create extent. UKSeaMap circalittoral sand and mud polygons used to create extent extended to encompass the feature point data. UKSeaMap circalittoral sand and mud polygons used to create extent extended to encompass the feature point data.
Glaciated channels/troughs
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Glacial lineations
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
South Arran Burrowed mud
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. UKSeaMap extent of mud habitats extended to include the intermediate scenario polygons.
Kelp and seaweed communities on sediment
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. Extent of UKSeaMap infralittoral habitats extended to encompass the intermediate scenario polygons.
Maerl beds
  • ProF - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to encompass the feature point data. UKSeaMap polygons for Infralittoral coarse or mixed sediments extended to include intermediate scenario extents.
Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers
  • ProF - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to encompass the feature point data. UKSeaMap polygons for Infralittoral coarse or mixed sediments extended to include intermediate scenario extents.
Seagrass beds
  • ProF - point data and small polygons
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to encompass the feature point data. Use UKSeaMap polygons for Infralittoral sand, mud, mixed or coarse sediments extended to include the intermediate extent scenarios.
Tide-swept coarse sands with burrowing bivalves
  • ProF - point data
  • UKSeaMap
  • SNH Polygons
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents extended to encompass the feature point data. Use UKSeaMap polygons for Infralittoral sand, mud, mixed or coarse sediments extended to include the intermediate extent scenarios.
Ocean quahog
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'circalittoral sand and mud' and 'deep circalittoral sand and mud' sediments. UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'circalittoral sand and mud' and 'deep circalittoral sand and mud' sediments. UKSeaMap polygon extents for 'circalittoral sand and mud' and 'deep circalittoral sand and mud' sediments.
Herring spawning grounds
  • ProF - 1991 egg presence polygon data created by SNH from papers.
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents.
Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil Burrowed mud
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats.
UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats polygon extents for 'infralittoral and circalittoral mud'. The lower scenario extent extended to encompass outlying data points. Full MPA boundary extent.
Flame shell beds
  • ProF - point data.
  • SNH polygon data
SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents. SNH polygon extents.
Horse mussel beds
  • ProF - point data.
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent.
Low or variable salinity habitats
  • ProF - point data.
MPA boundary for Loch Goil area and Dubh Loch. MPA boundary for Loch Goil area and Dubh Loch. MPA boundary for Loch Goil area and Dubh Loch.
Sublittoral mud and mixed sediment communities
  • ProF - point data.
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats
UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats polygon extents for 'infralittoral and circalittoral muds and mixed sediments'. The lower scenario extent extended to encompass outlying data points. Full MPA boundary extent.
Ocean quahog
  • ProF - point data
  • UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats.
UKSeaMap combined EUNIS habitats polygons for 'infralittoral and circalittoral mud and sand'. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.

Feature extents for offshore Nature Conservation MPA proposals:

MPA proposal Feature Available data types and comments Method on creation of lower extent for IA and management purposes Method on creation of intermediate extent for IA and management purposes Method on creation of upper extent for IA and management purposes
Central Fladen Burrowed mud (seapens and burrowing megafauna Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Burrowed mud (tall seapen)
  • JNCC Polygon
JNCC polygon used for feature extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent. MPA boundary extent for Central Fladen core.
Tunnel Valley
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
East of Gannet and Montrose Fields Ocean quahog aggregations (including offshore subtidal sands and gravels) Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Offshore deep sea muds
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'. UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'. UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'.
Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt Ocean quahog aggregations
  • JNCC Polygon
JNCC polygon used for feature extent, MPA boundary down to 400m. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, MPA boundary down to 400m. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, MPA boundary down to 400m.
Deep sea sponge aggregations
  • JNCC Polygon
Cluster of points, polygons created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons created using points to determine the extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent (400-600m depth band within MPA boundary).
Offshore subtidal sands and gravel Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Continental slope
  • GeMS - large scale feature extent
Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon.
Iceberg plough mark fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Continental slope channels
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide deposits
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Sediment wave fields and sand wave fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Firth of Forth Banks Complex Ocean quahog aggregations Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Offshore subtidal sands and gravel Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Shelf banks and mounds
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Moraines
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Geikie Slide and Hebridean Slope Burrowed mud
  • JNCC feature polygon
  • JNCC fishing corridors
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore deep sea muds (slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon
  • JNCC fishing corridors
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore subtidal sands and gravels (shelf and slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon
  • JNCC fishing corridors
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Continental slope
  • GeMS - large scale feature extent.
Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon.
Slide deposits
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers.
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Hatton-Rockall Basin Deep sea sponge aggregations
  • JNCC feature polygon
JNCC polygon used for feature extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Offshore deep sea muds Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Sediment drifts
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Polygonal fault systems
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
NE Faroe Shetland Channel Deep sea sponge aggregations
  • GeMS - point data
  • JNCC feature polygon
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent (400-600m depth band within MPA boundary).
Offshore deep sea muds
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'. UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'. UKSeaMap extent of 'deep sea muds'.
Offshore subtidal sands and gravels
  • UKSeaMap
UKSeaMap extent of 'Offshore subtidal sands and gravels'. UKSeaMap extent of 'Offshore subtidal sands and gravels'. UKSeaMap extent of 'Offshore subtidal sands and gravels'.
Continetal slope
  • GeMS - large scale feature extent.
Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon.
Prograding wedge
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide deposits
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Contourite sand/silt
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Pilot whale diapirs
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Northwest Orkney Sandeels Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Sediment wave fields, sand banks and sand wave fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Ocean quahog aggregations (including offshore subtidal sands and gravels) Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Rosemary Bank Seamount Seamount communities
  • JNCC feature data
  • GeMS - point data
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent.
Deep sea sponge aggregations
  • JNCC feature data
  • GeMS - point data
Cluster of points, polygons were created using points to determine the extent. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent.
Iceberg ploughmark fields
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide scars
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Scour moat
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Sediment drifts
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Sediment wave field
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Rosemary bank seamount
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
South-East Fladen Burrowed mud Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Pockmarks
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
South-West Sula Sgeir & Hebridean Slope Burrowed mud
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore deep sea muds (slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore subtidal sands and gravels (shelf and slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Continental slope
  • GeMS - large scale feature extent.
Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon.
Iceberg ploughmarks
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Prograding wedge
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide deposits
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount Coral gardens
  • JNCC feature polygon
JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent.
Burrowed mud
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore deep sea muds (slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Offshore subtidal sands and gravels (Shelf and Slope)
  • JNCC feature polygon.
  • JNCC fishing corridors.
JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. JNCC feature polygon with the fishing corridor areas removed. Full extent of the JNCC feature polygon.
Orange roughy
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
The Hebrides terrace seamount geodiversity feature polygon was used to determine extent. The Hebrides terrace seamount geodiversity feature polygon was used to determine extent. The Hebrides terrace seamount geodiversity feature polygon was used to determine extent.
Seamount communities
  • JNCC feature polygons
JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent, area is smaller extent than the upper scenario. JNCC polygon used for feature extent.
Seamounts and continental slope
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Iceberg ploughmarks
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Prograding wedge
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Continental slope turbidite canyons
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Slide deposits
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Continental slope
  • GeMS - large scale feature extent.
Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon. Extent of large scale feature polygon.
Hebrides terrace seamount
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
Turbot Bank Offshore subtidal sands and gravels Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Sandeels Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Shelf banks and mounds
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.
West Shetland Shelf Offshore subtidal sands and gravels
  • UKSeaMap
Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Western Fladen Burrowed mud Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent. Full MPA boundary extent.
Tunnel valley
  • GeMS - geodiversity layers
Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary. Geodiversity feature polygons which fall within the MPA boundary.

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