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Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 10. Cardigan Bay and north Wales: Area summaries 1999


The Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) began in 1987. Its aim was to provide information describing the marine habitats, communities and species around Great Britain. This was collected in such a way as to underpin the development of management systems for marine nature conservation and to support the identification of marine protected areas.

This volume (MNCR Sector 10) covers a summary of information on the shores and subtidal zone of Cardigan Bay and north Wales, to provide information to support the implementation of the 1992 EC Habitats Directive and to contribute to the general MNCR survey programme. A series of field surveys were undertaken between 1995 and 1997 and covered 23 sections of coast, or areas, within Sector 10; three areas (Menai Strait; north Anglesey; Conwy estuary) were not surveyed by the MNCR. The studies included field surveys of the shores and the subtidal zone of each area to describe their habitats and communities (together referred to as biotopes) and to assess their natural heritage importance. Comparable data from other organisations or previous studies have been added to provide information from over 700 sites in Sector 10, and the data analysed to classify the biotopes present. Information on the designated conservation sites and main human influences in each area has also been compiled.

Please note that this resource has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality and large file sizes.

Due to the file size of the volume, it is divided into the following parts:

  • Part 1: Prelims, Introduction & Area summaries 1 (Cwm-yr-Eglwys to New Quay (Ceinewydd)) to 15 (Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli)).
  • Part 2: Area summaries 16 (Caernarfon Bay) to 23 (Great Ormes Head to Rhos Point) and Appendices A to C.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1999··

Brazier, D.P., Holt, R.H.F., Murray, E. & Nichols, D.M. 1999. Marine Nature Conservation Review Sector 10. Cardigan Bay and north Wales: Area summaries (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series). JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 466 2.

This volume forms part the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR), which commenced in 1987 under the Nature Conservancy Council and continued in 1991 under JNCC until 2005.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·08·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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