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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 17: South Arran MPA Management Measures

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Appendix 17: South Arran MPA Management Measures

Figure A17.1 - Map of proposed measures

Figure A17.1 – Map of proposed measures

Table A17.1 - Site level assessment of measures [42]

South Arran MPA

Area (KM 2)

As %

Site

279.87

Protected from creels, set nets and long lines

7.35

2.6%

Protected from demersal trawls

177.72

63.5%

Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

279.87

100%

Protected by capacity restriction on demersal trawl vessels

102.15

36.5%

Table A17.2 - Protected feature assessment [43] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

MPA Protected Features

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

159.53

159.63

100%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

53

53

100%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Area (km 2)

2.25

2.25

100%

Count

36

36

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

1.40

1.40

100%

Count

39

39

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Area (km 2)

14.59

14.59

100%

Count

10

10

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

21

21

100%

Seagrass beds

Area (km 2)

0.81

0.81

100%

Count

14

14

100%

Tide-swept coarse sands with burrowing bivalves

Area (km 2)

0.30

0.30

100%

Count

28

28

100%

Table A17.3 - Protected feature assessment [44] - Protected from demersal trawls

MPA Protected Features

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

159.53

61.68

38.6%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

53

17

32.1%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Area (km 2)

2.25

2.25

100%

Count

36

36

100%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

2.43

2.43

100%

Count

39

39

100%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Area (km 2)

14.59

14.59

100%

Count

10

10

100%

Ocean quahog

Count

21

18

85.7%

Seagrass beds

Area (km 2)

0.81

0.81

100%

Count

14

14

100%

Tide-swept coarse sands with burrowing bivalves

Area (km 2)

0.30

0.30

100%

Count

28

28

100%

Table A17.4 - Protected feature assessment [45] - Protected from creels, set nets and long lines

MPA Protected Features

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud

Area (km 2)

159.53

0

0%

Burrowed mud (Seapens and burrowing megafauna)

Count

53

0

0%

Kelp and seaweed communities on sublittoral sediment

Area (km 2)

2.25

0.5

22.3%

Count

36

6

16.7%

Maerl beds

Area (km 2)

2.43

1.1

45.3%

Count

39

12

30.8%

Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers

Area (km 2)

14.59

1.02

7%

Count

10

2

20%

Ocean quahog

Count

21

0

0%

Seagrass beds

Area (km 2)

0.81

0.6

74%

Count

14

12

85.7%

Tide-swept coarse sands with burrowing bivalves

Area (km 2)

0.30

0

0%

Count

28

3

10.7%

Table A17.5 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [46] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

4

4

100%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp beds

Count

8

8

100%

Native oysters

Count

1

1

100%

Table A17.6 - Priority Marine Feature Added Value Assessment [45] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other PMFs

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Burrowed mud or Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

Count

4

1

100%

Fan mussel

Count

1

1

100%

Kelp beds

Count

8

8

100%

Native oysters

Count

1

1

100%

Table A17.7 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [46] - Protected from suction dredge, mechanical dredge, and beam trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

31

31

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

54

54

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

16

16

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

39

39

100%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

66

66

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

16

16

100%

Table A17.8 - Other Marine Habitat Added Value Assessment [46] - Protected from demersal trawls

Other Habitats

Feature Records

Records Included

% Included

Rocky reef communities

Count

31

31

100%

Sandbank communities

Count

54

54

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

16

16

100%

Circalittoral sandy mud communities

Count

39

37

95%

Infralittoral fine mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Infralittoral sandy mud communities

Count

1

1

100%

Circalittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

66

66

100%

Infralittoral mixed sediment communities

Count

16

16

100%


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