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ABERS - COTES DES LEGENDES - Zone marine protégée de la convention OSPAR

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  • Country:
    France
  • Name of MPA:
    ABERS - COTES DES LEGENDES
  • Designation in national language:
    Zone marine protégée de la convention OSPAR
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2012
  • WDPA ID::
    555556909
  • WDPA PID::
    555556909
Marine Areas Network Map

General information

 
  • WDPA ID : 555556909
  • WDPA PID : 555556909
  • MNHN identifier: FR7600028
  • Name of MPA: ABERS - COTES DES LEGENDES
  • Original name of MPA: Abers - côtes des Légendes
  • Country: France
  • Area: France
  • Category: Zone marine protégée de la convention OSPAR
  • Category in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Category type: international
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported marine area: 213,55 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 201,78 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Year of creation: 2012
  • OSPAR region: Greater North Sea
  • Management authority name: Communauté de Communes du Pays des Abers  
  • Management authority web site: http://www.cc-plabennec-abers.fr 
  • Member of the MPA Forum: No
  • Learn more about the forum:

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not available

Marine species and habitats

 

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status
    • Species present
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species present
      (and which justified the designation )
      Actinopterygii 126281 Anguilla anguilla registration lists
        127380 Hippocampus hippocampus registration lists
        154776 Hippocampus guttulatus registration lists
      Mammalia 137080 Halichoerus grypus registration lists
        137094 Delphinus delphis registration lists
        137097 Globicephala melas registration lists
        137098 Grampus griseus registration lists
        137111 Tursiops truncatus registration lists
        137117 Phocoena phocoena registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed in Annex I to the 'Habitats' directive

      1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines
      1330: Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae)
      1160: Large shallow inlets and bays
      1140: Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
      1220: Perennial vegetation of stony banks
      1170: Reefs
      1310: Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand
      1110: Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Intertidal mudflats
      Maerl beds
      Zostera beds

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:
    • Sports and water sports (at sea)
      • Swimming
      • Kitesurfing
      • Kayak/Canoe
      • Scuba diving
      • Walking
    • Navigation, sailing
      • Mooring, anchoring
    • Recreational fishing
      • Leisure shell fishing
      • Onboard recreational fishing
      • Spear fishing
    • Fish farming
      • Shellfish farming (e.g. oysters, mussels)
    • Military activities
    • Scientific Research

Governance

 
  • Governing body:Yes  
    • Comité de pilotage
      • Public administration = 19 %
      • Local citizens = 30 %
      • Scientists = 9 %
      • Professional fishermen = 4 %
      • Nature and environmental NGOs = 10 %
      • Leisure fishing representatives = 3 %
      • Water sports representatives (scuba diving, kayaking, motor yachting, jet skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing) = 4 %
      • Commercial aggregate extraction representatives = 1 %
      • Renewable energy representatives = 1 %
      • Fossil energy representatives = 0 %
      • Transport representatives (port, shipping) = 1 %
      • Tourism representatives = 1 %
      • Chasse, agriculture, algues marines, randonnée, vol libre = 13 %
  • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
    • Comité de pilotage : No
    • National public authority: No
    • Regional or local public authority: Yes (Préfecture maritime de l'Atlantique, préfecture de région, préfecture de département)
    • International body : No

Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

 

Management plan

 
  • Is the MPA management documented? Partial
  • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? No response
  • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? No response
  • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? No response
  • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:  
  • Management plan #1
    • Level of achievement of the management plan:

Regulation

 
  • National legal status:
    • None
  • International legal status:
    • Habitats Directive - WDPA ID = 555526140
  • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
    • Data not available
  • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None

Monitoring

  • Type of monitoring programs implemented: Data not reported

OSPAR criteria for designation

  • Ecological significance:
    • Data not available
  • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not available
  • Level of representativity: Data not available
  • Level of sensitivity: Data not available
  • Level of naturalness: Data not available
  • Potential for restoration: Data not available
  • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Data not available
  • Potential for success of management measures: Data not available
  • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Data not available
  • Scientific value Data not available

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    updated on 17/02/2016