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Cruise report Survey 1013S: MRV Scotia - Survey of Pobie Bank Reef cSAC, 22 August – 7 September 2013 2019


Pobie Bank Reef is located in the North Sea, approximately 20 km east of Unst, Fetlar and Whalsey in Shetland (Scotland), and is separated from Shetland by the Unst Basin. Pobie Bank Reef cSAC was selected due to the presence of Annex I rocky reef.

The aim of the 1013S survey was to gather high-quality evidence to characterise and describe seabed habitats and communities within Pobie Bank Reef. This data will improve understanding of habitat distribution and sensitivity across the site and facilitate fisheries management discussions with industry.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·10·11

Parry, M. & Robertson, M. 2019. Cruise report Survey 1013S: MRV Scotia - Survey of Pobie Bank Reef cSAC 22 August – 7 September 2013. JNCC Report No. 636, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

JNCC and Marine Scotland Science MSS undertook an offshore seabed survey of Pobie Bank Reef candidate SAC on the Marine Research Vessel Scotia (survey code 1013S), from 23 August 2013 to 5 September 2013.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·14

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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