Protected Sites - Proposed Deep Sea Marine Reserve - West of Scotland

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Title
Protected Sites - Proposed Deep Sea Marine Reserve - West of Scotland
Alternate title
Protected Sites - Proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) - West of Scotland
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_12215

Abstract
The Scottish Government is consulting on the creation of a Deep Sea Marine Reserve in the Rockall Trough off the West Coast of Scotland. If taken forward to designation, the site would be underpinned by the powers in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. This means in legal terms it would have the same status as the other existing Marine Protected Areas in offshore waters. The Rockall Trough, if designated would help meet our international commitments to protect the marine environment in the North-East Atlantic, as required under the OSPAR Convention.

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

Joint Nature Convervation Committee (JNCC)
Monkstone House, City Road
Peterborough
PE1 1JY
United Kingdom

Originator

Marine Scotland
1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
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Keywords
  • Marine Environmental Data and Information Network
SeaDataNet Parameter Disciplines
  • Environment
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used: Contains information from the Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
otherRestrictions
Other constraints
no limitations to public access
Distance
50
eng
Topic category
  • Environment
  • Oceans
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W
Geographic identifier
There is no appropriate value

Title
SeaDataNet vertical extent keywords
Date ( Revision )

2019-06-14 2019-06-13
Reference system identifier
OGP / urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326

Distribution format
  • ()

dataset
Statement
The boundary generally follows the Scottish Zone (EEZ) and a simplified 800m contour but excludes the existing MPAs at East Rockall Bank, Geikie Slide and Hebridean Slope, The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount, and Darwin Mounds.

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_12215 metadataInXML
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2