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Protected molluscs in offshore MPAs - WMS layer 2022


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 designated as either Priority Marine Features (PMF) in Scottish MPAs or Features of Conservation Importance (FOCI) in MCZs.

Some of the PMF data have been sourced from the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS), other data come from JNCC collaborative surveys. The FOCI data come from a variety of offshore surveys.

The WMS point layer includes the following protected species 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 2022·03·03

03/03/2022 - Dataset updated to include new ocean quahog data for the East of Gannet and Montrose Fields MPA and the Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain MPA, from JNCC/MSS survey 1515s. 26/02/2020 - Dataset 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 2022·03·29

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent ·· 2021·12·07

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