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North-West of Jones Bank Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Monitoring Report 2017 2020

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Abstract

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

Citation
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.

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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.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·17

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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