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West Shetland Shelf MPA – Conservation Advice 2018


The documents here form JNCC’s formal conservation advice for the West Shetland Shelf 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 March 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.

Please note:

  • These documents were produced prior to the launch of JNCC's new website (in July 2019). 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.
  • The Conservation Advice Statements document (version 1.0) was republished in December 2020, following a minor amendment to some of the generic text; none of the text relating to the site or its features has changed.
  • The management measures in place in the site have changed (i.e. the windsock Closure has been lifted). The conservation advice for the site will be updated in due course to reflect this.

The West Shetland Shelf MPA Site Information Centre is the most up-to-date source of information for this MPA, and will reflect any additional information gathered since these documents were produced.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2018·03·01

JNCC’s formal conservation advice for the West Shetland Shelf MPA.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·10·03

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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