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Publication - Consultation Paper

Wild seaweed harvesting: strategic environmental assessment - environmental report

Published: 22 Nov 2016
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781786526229

Investigates the sustainability and potential environmental impacts of wild seaweed and seagrass harvesting, maerl extraction and removal of beach-cast seaweed.

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Wild seaweed harvesting: strategic environmental assessment - environmental report
17. Appendix D: Protected Sites Supporting Sensitive Features

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17. Appendix D: Protected Sites Supporting Sensitive Features

Table D1: SPAs Supporting Bird Features Sensitive to Harvesting Activities

Feature

Site

Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo), breeding

Calf of Eday

East Caithness Cliffs

Forth Islands

Firth of Forth

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Inner Moray Firth

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes

Eider ( Somateria mollissima), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Montrose Basin

Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch

Goosander ( Mergus merganser), non-breeding

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Inner Moray Firth

Great black-backed gull ( Larus marinus), breeding

Calf of Eday

Copinsay

East Caithness Cliffs

Hoy

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Guillemot ( Uria aalge), breeding

Ailsa Craig

Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast

Calf of Eday

Canna and Sanday

Cape Wrath

Copinsay

East Caithness Cliffs

Fair Isle

Flannan Isles

Forth Islands

Foula

Fowlsheugh

Handa

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

Hoy

Marwick Head

Mingulay and Berneray

North Caithness Cliffs

North Colonsay and Western Cliffs

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Noss

Rousay

Rum

Shiant Isles

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle

St Kilda

Sule Skerry and Sule Stack

Sumburgh Head

Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads

West Westray

Herring gull ( Larus argentatus), breeding

Ailsa Craig

Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast

Canna and Sanday

East Caithness Cliffs

Forth Islands

Fowlsheugh

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle

Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads

Lesser black-backed gull ( Larus fuscus), breeding

Ailsa Craig

Forth Islands

Long-tailed duck ( Clangula hyemalis), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Moray and Nairn Coast

Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes

Puffin ( Fratercula arctica), breeding

Canna and Sanday

Cape Wrath

East Caithness Cliffs

Fair Isle

Flannan Isles

Forth Islands

Foula

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

Hoy

Mingulay and Berneray

North Caithness Cliffs

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Noss

Shiant Isles

St Kilda

Sule Skerry and Sule Stack

Razorbill ( Alca torda), breeding

Cape Wrath

East Caithness Cliffs

Fair Isle

Flannan Isles

Forth Islands

Foula

Fowlsheugh

Handa

Mingulay and Berneray

North Caithness Cliffs

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Shiant Isles

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle

St Kilda

Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads

West Westray

Red-breasted merganser ( Mergus serrator), non-breeding

Cromarty Firth

Firth of Forth

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Inner Moray Firth

Moray and Nairn Coast

Red-throated diver ( Gavia stellata), breeding

Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands

Foula

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

Hoy

Lewis Peatlands

Mointeach Scadabhaigh

Orkney Mainland Moors

Otterswick and Graveland

Ronas Hill - North Roe and Tingon

Rum

Red-throated diver ( Gavia stellata), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Scaup ( Aythya marila), non-breeding

Cromarty Firth

Firth of Forth

Inner Moray Firth

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes

Shag ( Phalacrocorax aristotelis), breeding

Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast

Canna and Sanday

East Caithness Cliffs

Fair Isle

Forth Islands

Foula

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

Mingulay and Berneray

Shiant Isles

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle

Sule Skerry and Sule Stack

Teal ( Anas crecca), non-breeding

Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet

Inner Moray Firth

Velvet scoter ( Melanitta fusca), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Moray and Nairn Coast

Wigeon ( Anas penelope), non-breeding

Cromarty Firth

Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet

Firth of Forth

Inner Moray Firth

Montrose Basin

Moray and Nairn Coast

Table D2: dSPAs Supporting Bird Features Sensitive to Harvesting Activities

Feature

Site

Black-throated diver, non-breeding

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Common scoter, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Solway Firth

Solway Firth

Eider, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

East Mainland Coast, Shetland

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Sea of the Hebrides, Coll and Tiree

Sound of Gigha

Goosander, non-breeding

Solway Firth

Great northern diver, non-breeding

Moray Firth

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

East Mainland Coast, Shetland

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Sea of the Hebrides, Coll and Tiree

Sound of Gigha

Guillemot, breeding

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

Guillemot, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Herring gull, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Solway Firth

long-tailed duck , non-breeding

Puffin, breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

East Mainland Coast, Shetland

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Razorbill, breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Red-breasted merganser, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

East Mainland Coast, Shetland

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Sound of Gigha

Red-throated diver, breeding

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

East Mainland Coast, Shetland

Bluemull and Colgrave Sounds

West Coast of the Outer Hebrides

Rum

Red-throated diver, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Solway Firth

Scaup, non-breeding

Moray Firth

Shag, breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

Shag, non-breeding

Moray Firth

Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow

North Orkney

Velvet scoter, non-breeding

Firth of Forth and St Andrew's Bay Complex

Moray Firth

North Orkney

Table D3: Nature Conservation MPAs Supporting Bird Features Sensitive to Harvesting Activities

Feature

Site

Black guillemot, breeding

Clyde Sea Sill

East Caithness Cliffs

Fetlar to Haroldswick

Monach Isles

Papa Westray

Small Isles

Table D4: SSSIs Supporting Bird Features Sensitive to Harvesting Activities

Feature

Site

Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo), breeding

Abbey Burn Foot to Balcary Point

Calf of Eday

Forth Islands

Mochrum Lochs

Port o' Warren

Rosemarkie to Shandwick Coast

Sanda Islands

Ulva, Danna and the McCormaig Isles

Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Inner Clyde

Inner Tay Estuary

Longman and Castle Stuart Bays

Eider (Somateria mollissima), breeding

Firth of Forth

Isle of May

Montrose Basin

Sands of Forvie and Ythan Estuary

Goosander ( Mergus merganser), non-breeding

Beauly Firth

Tayport - Tentsmuir Coast

Great black-backed gull ( Larus marinus), breeding

Borgue Coast

Eilean Hoan

Hoy

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Sanda Islands

Guillemot ( Uria aalge), breeding

Abbey Burn Foot to Balcary Point

Berriedale Cliffs

Bullers of Buchan Coast

Cape Wrath

Collieston to Whinnyfold Coast

Copinsay

Craig Hammel to Sgaps Geo

Duncansby Head

Dunnet Head

Fair Isle

Flannan Isles

Foula

Fowlsheugh

Gamrie and Pennan Coast

Handa Island

Hermaness

Hoy

Isle of May

Marwick Head

Mingulay and Berneray

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Noss

Ramna Stacks and Gruney

Red Point Coast

Rousay

Sanda Islands

Saxa Vord

Scare Rocks

Shiant Islands

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle

St Kilda

Stroma

Sumburgh Head

West Colonsay Seabird Cliffs

West Westray

Herring gull ( Larus argentatus), breeding

Inchmickery

Lesser black-backed gull ( Larus fuscus), breeding

Inchmickery

Long-tailed duck ( Clangula hyemalis), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Tayport - Tentsmuir Coast

Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Puffin ( Fratercula arctica), breeding

Cape Wrath

Flannan Isles

Forth Islands

Foula

Fowlsheugh

Gamrie and Pennan Coast

Hermaness

Isle of May

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Sanda Islands

Shiant Islands

St Kilda

Staffa

Sule Skerry

Sumburgh Head

Whiting Ness - Ethie Haven

Razorbill ( Alca torda), breeding

Abbey Burn Foot to Balcary Point

Berriedale Cliffs

Cape Wrath

Collieston to Whinnyfold Coast

Craig Hammel to Sgaps Geo

Fair Isle

Flannan Isles

Foula

Fowlsheugh

Gamrie and Pennan Coast

Handa Island

Mingulay and Berneray

Mull of Galloway

North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Sanda Islands

Shiant Islands

St Kilda

West Colonsay Seabird Cliffs

West Westray

Red-breasted merganser ( Mergus serrator), non-breeding

Beauly Firth

Cromarty Firth

Eden Estuary

Firth of Forth

Inner Clyde

Longman and Castle Stuart Bays

Tayport - Tentsmuir Coast

Red-throated diver ( Gavia stellata), breeding

Graveland

Hoy

Mill Loch

Mointeach Scadabhaigh

Otterswick

Ronas Hill - North Roe

Tingon

Valla Field

West Mainland Moorlands

Red-throated diver ( Gavia stellata), non-breeding

Firth of Forth

Inner Clyde

Scaup ( Aythya marila), non-breeding

Eden Estuary

Firth of Forth

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes

Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), breeding

Berriedale Cliffs

Bullers of Buchan Coast

Canna and Sanday

Fair Isle

Foula

Inchmickery

Isle of May

Sanda Islands

Scare Rocks

Shiant Islands

Staffa

Sule Skerry

Sumburgh Head

Ulva, Danna and the McCormaig Isles

Whiting Ness - Ethie Haven

Velvet scoter ( Melanitta fusca), non-breeding

Eden Estuary

Firth of Forth

Wigeon ( Anas penelope), non-breeding

Cromarty Firth

Dornoch Firth

Firth of Forth

Longman and Castle Stuart Bays

Montrose Basin

Munlochy Bay

Table D5: Designated sites with ornithological interests dependent on cast seaweed and/or intertidal seaweed beds

Site

Council Area

Internationally important

South Uist Machair & Lochs SPA (and SSSI)

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

ringed plover

North Uist Machair & Islands SPA (and SSSI)

purple sandpiper

ringed plover

ruddy turnstone

East Sanday Coast SPA

Orkney Islands

Sleibhtahn agus Cladadh Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands & Coast) SPA and SSSI

Tiree, Argyll & Bute

ringed plover

ruddy turnstone

Nationally important [77]

Isle of May SSSI

Fife

purple sandpiper

ruddy turnstone

Papa Stour SSSI

Shetland Islands

ringed plover

Rosehearty to Fraserburgh Coast SSSI

Aberdeenshire

purple sandpiper

ruddy turnstone

Whiting Ness to Ethie SSSI

Angus

purple sandpiper

ruddy turnstone

Table D6: SACs Supporting Marine Mammal Features Sensitive to Harvesting Activities

Feature

Site

Harbour seal ( Phoca vitulina)

Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan

Dornoch Firth and Morrich More

Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mor

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Mousa

Sanday

South-East Islay Skerries

Yell Sound Coast

Grey seal ( Halichoerus grypus)

Faray and Holm of Faray

Isle of May

Monach Islands

North Rona

Treshnish Isles

Otter ( Lutra lutra)

Dornoch Firth and Morrich More

Inverpolly

Loch nam Madadh

Rum

Sunart

Yell Sound Coast


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