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Planning Scotland's Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas. Consultation Analysis Report

Published: 2 May 2014
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781784124199

Planning Scotland’s Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas was published for consultation in July 2013. It set out proposals for a number of new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Independent analysis of written consultation responses was

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Planning Scotland's Seas: Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas. Consultation Analysis Report
Appendix 1: Consultation Questions

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Appendix 1: Consultation Questions

1. Do you support the development of an MPA network in Scotland's Seas?

Individual possible Nature Conservation MPAs

2. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Clyde Sea Sill possible Nature Conservation MPA?

3. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the East Caithness Cliffs possible Nature Conservation MPA?

4. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the East of Gannet and Montrose Fields possible Nature Conservation MPA?

5. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Faroe-Shetland sponge belt possible Nature Conservation MPA?

6. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Fetlar to Haroldswick possible Nature Conservation MPA?

7. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Hatton-Rockall Basin possible Nature Conservation MPA?

8. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Loch Creran possible Nature Conservation MPA?

9. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Loch Sunart possible Nature Conservation MPA?

10. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura possible Nature Conservation MPA?

11. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Loch Sween possible Nature Conservation MPA?

12. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh possible Nature Conservation MPA?

13. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Monach Isles possible Nature Conservation MPA?

14. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Mousa to Boddam possible Nature Conservation MPA?

15. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the North-east Faroe Shetland Channel possible Nature Conservation MPA?

16. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the North-west Orkney possible Nature Conservation MPA?

17. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the North-west sea lochs and Summer Isles possible Nature Conservation MPA?

18. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Noss Head possible Nature Conservation MPA?

19. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Papa Westray possible Nature Conservation MPA?

20. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Rosemary Bank Seamount possible Nature Conservation MPA?

21. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Small Isles possible Nature Conservation MPA?

22. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the South Arran possible Nature Conservation MPA?

23. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount possible Nature Conservation MPA?

24. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Turbot Bank possible Nature Conservation MPA?

25. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil possible Nature Conservation MPA?

26. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the West Shetland Shelf (formerly Windsock) possible Nature Conservation MPA?

27. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessment for the Wyre and Rousay Sounds possible Nature Conservation MPA?

Choices to represent features in the MPA Network

28. Recognising the scientific advice from JNCC included alternatives for representing offshore subtidal sands and gravels, ocean quahog and shelf banks and mounds in the Southern North Sea, do you have a preference or comments on the following combinations to represent these features, bearing in mind Turbot Bank will need to be designated to represent sandeel in this region:

  • Firth of Forth Banks Complex
  • Turbot bank and Norwegian Boundary Sedimentary Plain
  • Or Firth of Forth Banks Complex, Turbot bank and Norwegian Boundary Sedimentary Plain

29. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessments for the preference you have indicated in the question above, regarding alternatives for representing offshore subtidal sands and gravels, ocean quahog and shelf banks and mounds in the Southern North Sea?

30. Recognising the scientific advice from JNCC included alternatives for representing the burrowed mud feature in the Fladens, do you have a preference or comments on the following combinations to represent these features, bearing in mind the part of Central Fladen (known as Central Fladen (Core)) containing tall seapen ( Funiculina quadrangularis) will need to be designated to represent tall seapen in this region:

  • Central Fladen p MPA only
  • The tall sea-pen component of Central Fladen, plus Western Fladen
  • Or the tall sea-pen component of Central Fladen, plus South-East Fladen

31. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessments for the preference you have indicated in the question above, regarding alternatives for representing the burrowed mud feature in the Fladens?

32. Recognising the scientific advice from JNCC included alternatives for representing offshore subtidal sands and gravels, offshore deep sea mud, and burrowed mud in OSPAR Regions III and V, do you have a preference or comments on the following combinations to represent these features:

  • South-West Sula Sgeir and Hebridean slope
  • Or Geikie slide and Hebridean slope

33. Do you have any comments on the case for designation, management options and socioeconomic assessments for the preference you have indicated in the question above, regarding alternatives for representing offshore subtidal sands and gravels, offshore deep sea mud, and burrowed mud in OSPAR Regions III and V?

Sustainability Appraisal

34. Do you have any comments on the Sustainability Appraisal of the MPA network as a whole?

Final Thoughts

35. On the basis of your preferences on which p MPAs should be designated, do you view this to form a complete or ecologically coherent network, subject to the completion and recommendations of SNH's further work on the 4 remaining search locations?

36. Do you have any other comments on the case for designation, management options, environmental or socioeconomic assessments of the p MPAs, or the network as a whole?


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