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Protected fish in offshore MPAs - WMS layers 2022


These Web Map Service layers show point and polygon data for protected Priority Marine Features (PMFs) in offshore MPAs and other effective area-based measures in Scottish waters. Priority Marine Features are habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. They include many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment. The data layers combine information from the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS) and data from JNCC and third party surveys.

WMS point layers are available for the following protected features:

  • Orange roughy – Protected fish points layer
  • Blue ling – Protected fish points layer
  • Leafscale Gulper Shark - Protected fish points layer
  • Portuguese Dogfish - Protected fish points Layer
  • Round-Nose Grenadier Protected fish points layer.
  • Sandeels – Protected fish points layer

A WMS polygon layer is available for the following protected feature:

  • Blue ling – Protected fish polygon layer

These layers are available to view on the JNCC MPA mapper and can also be accessed via our WMS:

Resource type Service

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2022·12·01

21/12/2021 – Updated polygon and point layer with GeMS data for West of Scotland MPA

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints These data have been collated by NatureScot and Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 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 'use limitations' field. Where no re-use information is available, further information should be sought from the data owner.

Metadata date 2022·12·02

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Spatial extent
North 64
South 54
East 2
West -26
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