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Firth of Forth Banks Complex MPA – Conservation Advice 2018

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The documents here form JNCC’s formal conservation advice for the Firth of Forth Banks Complex MPA and should be read in conjunction with each other. This advice reflects the most up-to-date evidence held by JNCC (correct as of February 2018), and consists of:

  • Background Information – explains the purpose of the conservation advice and when it must be referred to.
  • Conservation Objectives – sets out the broad ecological aims for the site.
  • Supplementary Advice on the Conservation Objectives (SACO) – provides supplementary advice, which is essential reading to support interpretation of the conservation objectives.
  • Conservation Advice Statements – these statements provide a summary of the SACO, and cover: Site condition; Conservation benefits; Conservation measures.
  • Advice on Operations – provides information on the activities capable of affecting site integrity and therefore achievement of the site’s conservation objectives.

The Firth of Forth Banks Complex MPA Site Information Centre is the most up-to-date source of information for this site.

Please note, these documents were produced prior to the launch of JNCC's new website. Whilst every effort has been made to redirect material to the relevant content on the new website, some of the links within these documents may no longer work.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2018·02·01

JNCC’s formal conservation advice for the Firth of Forth Banks Complex MPA

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·01·28

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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