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Assessing the sensitivity of seagrass bed biotopes to pressures associated with human activities 2014

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Species Surveillance and Monitoring 505 OSPAR threatened/declining habitats

Abstract

Seagrass bed habitats are identified as a Priority Marine Feature (PMF) under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, they are also included on the OSPAR list of threatened and declining species and habitats, and are a Habitat of Principle Importance (HPI) under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006, in England and Wales. The purpose of this project was to produce sensitivity assessments with supporting evidence for the HPI, OSPAR and PMF seagrass/Zostera bed habitat definitions, clearly documenting the evidence behind the assessments and any differences between assessments.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·08·01

Citation
d’Avack, E.A.S., Tillin, H., Jackson, E.L. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of seagrass bed biotopes to pressures associated with human activities, JNCC Report No. 505. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This project was commissioned to generate an improved understanding of the sensitivities of seagrass habitats to pressures associated with human activities in the marine environment.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·10·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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