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East of Gannet and Montrose Fields MPA Monitoring Report 2015 2020

Marine JNCC Publications Offshore Seabed Survey Marine protected area JNCC-MSS 1 East of Gannet and Montrose Fields NCMPA

Abstract

JNCC has prepared this report to provide information to enable the Scottish Government to fulfil its obligations in relation to Marine Protected Area (MPA) assessment and reporting. Such reporting is a requirement to help ensure the UK meets its objectives and aims.

The East of Gannet and Montrose Fields Nature Conservation MPA is located to the east of Scotland and designated for the protection of three Priority Marine Features (PMFs): ocean quahog aggregations, offshore subtidal sands and gravels (representing sediment types suitable for ocean quahog colonisation), and offshore deep-sea muds. JNCC and Marine Scotland Science completed a survey in November 2015 (1515S) to collect evidence to characterise the site and develop the first point in a monitoring time-series for the site.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2020·04·01

Citation
McCabe, C., McBreen, F. & O’Connor, J. 2020. East of Gannet and Montrose Fields MPA Monitoring Report 2015. JNCC-MSS Partnership Report No. 1. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2634-2081

Lineage
Offshore seabed survey 1515S, to the East of Gannet and Montrose Fields and the Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain Nature Conservation MPAs, was undertaken by JNCC and Marine Scotland Science (MSS) in November 2015

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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