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Natura 2000 in UK Offshore Waters: Advice to support the implementation of the EC Habitats and Birds Directives in UK offshore waters 2002

Marine JNCC Publications Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Birds Directive Evidence Habitats Directive JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring UK Habitats and Species 325 Habitats Directive - Annex I Natura 2000 Identification of Annex 1 Reef and subtypes

Abstract

Selection of SACs and SPAs in the UK has so far been confined to terrestrial sites and within UK territorial seas. As a result of a UK court judgement in 1999, the UK Government is taking steps to implement the Habitats Directive in offshore waters and to take parallel steps to apply the requirements of the Birds Directive to all relevant marine waters. The UK offshore area in the context of this report refers to the area from the 12 nautical mile territorial seas limit out to the UK Continental Shelf designated areas limits.

The report and its conclusions are the first step in the process of identification of SAC and SPA sites for UK offshore waters. It is being made widely available to stimulate this process and to assist those with an interest in participating in an open and transparent site selection process.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2002··

Citation
Johnston, C.M., Turnbull, C.G. & Tasker, M.L. 2002. Natura 2000 in UK Offshore Waters: Advice to support the implementation of the EC Habitats and Birds Directives in UK offshore waters. JNCC Report No. 325, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report represents the outcome of work carried out to support the identification of offshore marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protections Areas.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·10·14

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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