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Developing the Evidence Base for Impact Assessments for Recommended dSACs and dSPAs 2015

Marine Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology Marine protected area

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an evidence base of the potential environmental, economic and social benefits and costs of eight recommended draft Special Areas of Conservation (dSACs) and three draft Special Protected Areas (dSPA) in UK offshore and territorial waters.

The study was used to inform the sites that were put forward for a formal public consultation regarding their designation, which was undertaken in 2015.

The report includes seven appendices (A–G). Appendices A, E & F accompany the report. The following appendices are provided as separate documents:

  • Appendix B: Context for Marine Activities and Proposed Assessment Methods for dSACs.
  • Appendix C: Context for Marine Activities and Proposed Assessment Methods for dSPAs.
  • Appendix D: Scenarios for Recommended dSAC and dSPA Proposals.
  • Appendix G: Site Assessment Documents for dSACs and dSPAs.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2015··

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Working on behalf of the CNCBs, ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd drafted an assessment of the potential impacts of a network of recommended draft Special Areas of Conservation (dSACs) and Special Protected Areas (dSPA) in UK offshore and territorial waters.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC owner

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·04·07

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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