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Protected molluscs in offshore Marine Protected Areas - WMS layer 2020

Marine Protected Areas


This Web Map Service layer shows point data for protected molluscs in offshore Scottish MPAs and Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in UK waters. This dataset includes molluscs that are either Priority Marine Features in Scottish MPAs or Feature of Conservation Importance in MCZs.

The PMF data have been extracted from v5.18 of the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS). The FOCI data come from a variety of offshore surveys.

The WMS point layer includes the following protected features:

  • Ocean quahog
  • Fan mussel

The layer is available to view on the JNCC MPA mapper and can also be accessed via our WMS:

Resource type Service

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2020·02·26

26/02/2020 - Datasets updated to include feature data for the offshore and joint inshore/offshore Tranche 3 MCZs. 18/03/2019 - Dataset created and added to WMS

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Individual record ownership varies, and is attributed in the feature 'copyright' information on the MPA mapper. Details of re-use limitations are given in the feature 're-use limitations' field. Where no re-use information is available further information should be sought from the record owner.

Metadata date 2020·12·18

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent ·· 2020·02·26

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