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2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report

Published: 10 Jul 2015
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781785444890

2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report. Summary of the responses received relating to each site.

236 page PDF

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236 page PDF

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Contents
2014 Consultation on the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas - Consultation analysis report
Appendix 11: Loch Sween MPA Management Measures

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Appendix 11: Loch Sween MPA Management Measures

Figure A11.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A11.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A11.1 - Site level assessment of measures [22]

Loch Sween MPA

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

40.65

Protected from hand gathering, demersal trawls, and mechanical dredge

24.13

59.3%

Protected from suction dredge, and beam trawls

40.65

100%

Protected by capacity and temporal restrictions on mechanical dredge vessels and capacity restriction on demersal trawl vessels

16.52

40.7%

Table A11.2 - Protected feature assessment [23] - Protected from suction dredge, and beam trawls

MPA Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

7.46

7.46

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

103

103

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

57

57

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

21

21

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

0.06

0.06

100%

Count

122

122

100%

Native oysters (habitat)

Count

9

9

100%

Native oysters (species)

Count

56

56

100%

Sublittoral mud and mixed sediment communities

Area (km 2)

15.71

15.71

100%

Count

148

148

100%

Table A11.3 - Protected feature assessment [24] - Protected from hand gathering, demersal trawls, and mechanical dredge

MPA Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

7.46

7.46

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

103

103

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

57

57

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

1

1

100%

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

21

21

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

0.06

0.06

100%

Count

122

122

100%

Native oysters (habitat)

Count

9

9

100%

Native oysters (species)

Count

56

56

100%

Sublittoral mud and mixed sediment communities

Area (km 2)

15.71

5.52

35.2%

Count

148

126

85.1%

Table A11.4 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [25] - Protected from suction dredge, and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Count

4

4

100%

Blue mussel beds & Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

1

1

100%

Flame shell beds

Count

2

2

100%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

1

1

100%

Intertidal mudflats

Count

3

3

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

41

41

100%

Kelp beds

Count

18

18

100%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

28

28

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

10

10

100%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

3

3

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

44

44

100%

Serpulid aggregations

Count

5

5

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

48

48

100%

Table A11.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [26] - Protected from hand gathering, demersal trawls, and mechanical dredge

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Blue mussel beds

Count

4

4

100%

Blue mussel beds & Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

1

1

100%

Flame shell beds

Count

2

0

0%

Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

1

1

100%

Intertidal mudflats

Count

3

3

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

41

40

97.6%

Kelp beds

Count

18

14

77.8%

Low or variable salinity habitats

Count

28

28

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

10

7

70%

Sea loch egg wrack beds

Count

3

3

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

44

44

100%

Serpulid aggregations

Count

5

5

100%

Tide-swept algal communities

Count

48

48

100%

Table A11.6 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [26] - Protected from suction dredge, demersal trawls, mechanical dredge and beam trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

410

410

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

23

23

100%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

30

30

100%

Saltmarsh

Count

1

1

100%

Littoral mixed sediment communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

7

7

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

27

27

100%

Table A11.7 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [27] - Protected from hand gathering,

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

410

385

94%

Sandbank communities

Count

23

18

78%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

30

30

100%

Saltmarsh

Count

1

1

100%

Littoral mixed sediment communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

7

7

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

27

24

89%


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