Priority Marine Features (PMFs) - improving protection of features outside the MPA network - supporting data for consultation - July 2018

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Title
Priority Marine Features (PMFs) - improving protection of features outside the MPA network - supporting data for consultation - July 2018
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_12110

Abstract
Marine Scotland commissioned SNH to identify locations within inshore waters (6NM limit) where there is a need to consider additional management for bottom contacting mobile fishing gears to ensure there is no significant impact on the national status of 11 PMFs*. A consultation was launched in July 2018 seeking views on the data and evidence sources; the proposed management approach; and reasonable alternatives. The following data has been made available: point data for 10 PMF species and their management status (native oysters are excluded for sensitivity reasons); polygon extents of "areas for management consideration" and "knowledge gaps"; polygon extents of estimated fishing footprint of bottom trawl and scallop dredge for period 2009-2016; illustrative management areas for PMFs outside of the MPA network. *The PMFs encompassed by the review are Blue mussel beds, Cold water coral reefs, Fan mussel aggregations, Flame shell beds, Horse mussel beds, Maerl beds, Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers, Native oysters, Northern sea fan and sponge communities, Seagrass beds, Serpulid aggregations

Point of contact

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Custodian

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Distributor

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Originator

International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
Copenhagen
DK-1553
Denmark

Originator

Marine Scotland
1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Originator

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom
Not Planned
Keywords
  • Marine Environmental Data and Information Network
SeaDatanet Parameter Disciplines
  • Environment
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Habitats and biotopes
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used: Contains information from SNH, Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) , and ICES licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
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Other constraints
no limitations to public access
Distance
100
eng
Topic category
  • Biota
  • Environment
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Geographic identifier
There is no appropriate value

Title
SeaDataNet vertical extent keywords
Date ( Revision )

2018-07-05 2018-07-05
Reference system identifier
OGP / urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326

dataset
Statement
Point data for the PMFs within the 6NM limit were extracted from SNH's GeMS database, and combined with additional records of the 11 PMFs collated within the agreed project timescales. The collated records were assessed as managed (bottom trawl and dredge fishing prohibited), unmanaged (no management in place or exceptions for bottom trawl or dredge), or inaccessible (intertidal components of the PMF). For the purposes of the consultation this included possible future inshore fisheries management. Areas for management consideration and knowledge gaps are approximate areas mapped by SNH on best available knowledge. The fishing footprint is derived from ICES sr.2017.17 data, selecting c-squares within 6NM limit where the average fishing hours 2009-2016 per c-square were greater than 12hrs per year. Existing fishing prohibitions were removed and possible future prohibitions were marked separately.

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Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2