North-West of Jones Bank Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Monitoring Report 2017 2020
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This monitoring report is informed by data acquired during a dedicated survey carried out at North-West of Jones Bank MCZ (CEND0917 during 2017) and will form part of the ongoing time series of data and evidence for this MCZ.
North-West of Jones Bank MCZ is an offshore site located 168 km south-west of England within the ‘Western Channel and Celtic Sea’ Charting Progress 2 (CP2) sea area. A number of habitat Features of Conservation Importance (FOCI) are designated for protection within North-West of Jones Bank MCZ. This report provides an initial data point in a monitoring time series for the ‘Subtidal mud’ Broadscale Habitat (BSH) and ‘Sea-pen and Burrowing Megafauna Communities’ habitat FOCI features designated within the MCZ.
The data acquired during the survey enabled the formation of a baseline monitoring assessment for the ‘Subtidal mud’ Broadscale Habitat and associated ‘Sea-pen and Burrowing Megafauna Communities’ habitat FOCI. Sampling enabled the distribution of both the ‘Subtidal mud’ Broadscale Habitat (BSH) and ‘Sea-pen and Burrowing Megafauna Communities’ habitat FOCI to be illustrated.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2020·06·17
Callaway, A., McIlwaine, P., McBreen, F. & Lawson, J. 2020. North-West of Jones Bank Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Monitoring Report 2016. JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report No. 32, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2051-6711, Crown Copyright.
This work was delivered by Cefas and JNCC on behalf of the Marine Protected Areas Survey Coordination & Evidence Delivery Group (MPAG) and sponsored by Defra.
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Metadata date 2020·06·17
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