Protected fish in offshore MPAs - WMS layers 2016
These Web Map Service layers show point and polygon data for protected Priority Marine Features (PMFs) in offshore Nature Conservation 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 have been extracted from v5.18 of the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS).
A WMS point layer are available for the following protected features:
- Orange roughy - 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: https://ows.jncc.gov.uk/mpa_mapper/wms?
Resource type Service
Topic category Biota
Reference date 2016·12·05
v5.18 Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS)
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC pointOfContact
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints These data have been collated by Scottish Natural Heritage 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 2019·06·28
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC