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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 16: Small Isles MPA Management Measures

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Appendix 16: Small Isles MPA Management Measures

Figure A16.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A16.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A16.1 - Site level assessment of measures [37]

Small Isles MPA

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

803.25

Protected from demersal trawls

456.74

56.9%

Protected from set nets, suction dredge, and beam trawls

803.25

100%

Protected by capacity restriction on demersal trawl and mechanical dredge vessels

346.51

43.1%

Table A16.2 - Protected feature assessment [38] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, and set nets

MPA Protected Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Black guillemot

Area (km 2)

159.01

159.01

100%

Count

79

79

100%

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

260.73

260.73

100%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

4

3

100%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

30

30

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

14

14

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

37

37

100%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

29

29

100%

Circalittoral sand and mud communities

Area (km 2)

17.75

17.75

100%

Count

16

16

100%

Fan mussel aggregations

Area (km 2)

3.92

3.92

100%

Count

119

119

100%

Horse mussel beds

Area (km 2)

0.98

0.98

100%

Count

8

8

100%

Northern feather star

Count

42

42

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (species)

Count

31

31

100%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (habitats)

Area (km 2)

86.46

86.46

100%

Count

29

29

100%

White cluster anemone

Count

27

27

100%

Table A16.3 - Protected feature assessment [39] - Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

MPA Protected Feature

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

260.73

81.14

31.12%

Burrowed mud (Fireworks anemone)

Count

4

3

75.00%

Burrowed mud (Mud volcano worms)

Count

30

30

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

14

7

50.00%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapen)

Count

37

23

62.16%

Burrowed mud (Tall seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

29

20

68.97%

Circalittoral sand and mud communities

Area (km 2)

17.75

7.84

44.18%

Count

16

16

100%

Fan mussel aggregations

Area (km 2)

3.92

3.92

100%

Count

119

119

100%

Horse mussel beds

Area (km 2)

0.98

0.98

100%

Count

8

8

100%

Northern feather star

Count

42

34

80.95%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (species)

Count

31

30

96.77%

Northern sea fan and sponge communities (habitats)

Area (km 2)

86.46

86.44

99.98%

Count

29

28

96.55%

White cluster anemone

Count

27

27

100%

Table A16.4 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [40] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, and set nets

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowing sea anemone

Count

2

2

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

2

2

100%

Flame shell beds

Count

2

2

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

16

16

100%

Kelp beds

Count

44

44

100%

Maerl beds

Count

9

9

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

5

5

100%

Offshore subtidal sands and gravels

Count

14

14

100%

Seagrass beds

Count

7

7

100%

Table A16.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [40] - Protected from demersal trawls and mechanical dredge

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowing sea anemone

Count

2

2

100%

European spiny lobster

Count

2

2

100%

Flame shell beds

Count

2

2

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Count

16

15

93.75%

Kelp beds

Count

44

42

95.45%

Maerl beds

Count

9

9

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Count

1

1

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

5

5

100%

Offshore subtidal sands and gravels

Count

14

11

78.57%

Seagrass beds

Count

7

7

100%

Table A16.6 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [41] - Protected from suction dredge, beam trawls, and set nets

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

188

188

100%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

3

3

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

59

59

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

18

18

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

57

57

100%

Table A16.7 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [41] - Protected from demersal trawls, and mechanical dredge

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

188

158

84%

Mudflat / Sandflat communities

Count

3

3

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

59

54

92%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

18

17

94%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

57

50

88%


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