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2016 consultation on possible Special Areas of Conservation for harbour porpoise - Post-Consultation Report 2016


Two consultations were undertaken on five possible SACs, covering sites in English inshore/offshore, Northern Ireland inshore/offshore and Welsh inshore/offshore waters.


This document addresses the responses received during the consultations, with particular focus on those relating to the scientific basis and draft impact assessment of the site proposals. Comments received on subject areas not undergoing consultation were also considered. Within this report, issues highlighted by stakeholders are addressed through detailed responses made jointly by JNCC and the CNCBs. The Selection Assessment Documents (SAD) for each pSAC have been updated and finalised based on the recommendations to Governments. The Impact Assessment and the associated Evidence Base has been updated based on information submitted by stakeholders through the consultation.

The five pSACs under consultation were:

  • Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren pSAC
  • West Wales Marine / Gorllewin Cymru Forol pSAC
  • North Anglesey Marine / Gogledd Môn Forol pSAC
  • North Channel pSAC
  • Southern North Sea pSAC

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·09·01

Inter-Agency Marine Mammal Working Group, (2016), 2016 consultation on possible Special Areas of Conservation for harbour porpoise - Post-Consultation Report, JNCC Report No. 597, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The European Union’s Habitats Directive provides for the creation of a network of protected areas for important or threatened wildlife habitats and species listed within the annexes of the Directive, including harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·18

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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