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EILEANAN AGUS SGEIRAN LIOS MÓR - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Name of MPA:
    EILEANAN AGUS SGEIRAN LIOS MÓR
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2005
  • WDPA ID::
    555556981
  • WDPA PID::
    555556981
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 555556981
  • WDPA PID : 555556981
  • Name of MPA: EILEANAN AGUS SGEIRAN LIOS MÓR
  • Original name of MPA: Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Designation in national language: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category: Not applicable
  • Reported marine area: 11,34 km²
  • Calculated total area: 11,30 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 11,26 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2005
  • OSPAR region: Celtic Seas
  • Management authority name: Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Management authority web site:

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Protect, conserve and restore species, habitats and ecological processes which have been adversely affected by human activities
    • Prevent degradation of, and damage to, species, habitats and ecological processes, following the precautionary principle
    • Protect and conserve areas that best represent the range of species, habitats and ecological processes in the maritime area
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
    • To maintain key ecological functions (spawning areas, nursery grounds, feeding zones, resting areas, areas of high productivity, etc.)
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims: Data not reported

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 )
      Mammalia 137084 Phoca vitulina ( ) registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status Data not reported

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:

Governance

  • Governing body:Data not reported
    • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
      • National public authority: Data not reported
      • Regional or local public authority: Data not reported
      • International body : Data not reported

    Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

    • Number of permanent staff: Data not reported
    • Number of seasonal staff: Data not reported
    • Annual full-time equivalents: Data not reported
    • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: Data not reported
    • Equipment and facilities available Data not reported
    • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Funding sources: Data not reported

    Management plan

    • Is the MPA management documented? Partial
    • Comments : Conservation objectives, information on pressures and threats, and details of the habitats and species are contained within the Regulation 33 package published in 2006. Updated Conservation Objectives and Advice to Support Management (new Regulation 33 package that includes conservation objectives with site specific information, pressures/threats, advice on management and information on conservation measures) in development - to be completed for March 2020. SNH has yet to submit formal advice in relation to the management requirements for fisheries for mobile species only (grey and harbour seal) SACs.
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Partial
    • Comments : SNH has yet to submit formal advice in relation to the management requirements for fisheries for mobile species (harbour or grey seals) only sites. Licensable activities are subject to HRA which considers the likelihood of causing a threat or pressure and ensures mitigation where required.
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Yes
    • Comments : Routine monitoring of seal population undertaken by SMRU. Future monitoring programme to be determined via the Scottish MPA Monitoring Strategy.
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Yes
    • Comments : 2014 Latest Assessed Condition - Favourable Maintained. Summary condition - Favourable
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

    Regulation

    • National legal status:
      • None
    • International legal status:
      • Habitats Directive - WDPA ID = 555536071 - N2000 ID = UK0030182
    • Type of enforcement within the MPA: Data not reported
    • 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:
      • Important feeding, breeding, moulting, wintering or resting area
    • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not available
    • Level of representativity: Data not available
    • Level of sensitivity: Medium
    • Level of naturalness: Medium
    • Potential for restoration: Low / not significant
    • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Medium
    • Potential for success of management measures: High
    • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Low / not significant
    • Scientific value Medium

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      updated on 25/01/2019