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ISLAS ATLANTICAS - Area marina protegida (OSPAR)

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  • Country:
    Spain
  • Name of MPA:
    ISLAS ATLANTICAS
  • Designation in national language:
    Area marina protegida (OSPAR)
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2007
  • WDPA ID::
    555557037
  • WDPA PID::
    555557037
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 555557037
  • WDPA PID : 555557037
  • Name of MPA: ISLAS ATLANTICAS
  • Original name of MPA: Islas Atlanticas
  • Country: Spain
  • Designation in national language: Area marina protegida (OSPAR)
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category: Not applicable
  • Reported marine area: 72,85 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 69,07 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2007
  • OSPAR region: Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast
  • Management authority name: Consellería de Medio Ambiente e Ordenación do Territorio - Xunta de Galicia
  • Management authority web site: http://www.xunta.gal/medio-ambiente-e-ordenacion-do-territorio

  • 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
  • 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 126413 Alosa alosa ( ) registration lists
        126928 Pomatoschistus minutus registration lists
        127380 Hippocampus hippocampus ( ) registration lists
      Aves 137073 Melanitta nigra registration lists
        137128 Alca torda registration lists
        137133 Uria aalge ( ) registration lists
        137142 Larus fuscus ( ) registration lists
        137146 Larus marinus registration lists
        137147 Larus melanocephalus registration lists
        137148 Larus minutus registration lists
        137149 Larus ridibundus registration lists
        137162 Sterna hirundo registration lists
        137166 Sterna sandvicensis registration lists
        137178 Phalacrocorax aristotelis registration lists
        137179 Phalacrocorax carbo registration lists
        137189 Hydrobates pelagicus registration lists
        137194 Calonectris diomedea registration lists
        147436 Haematopus ostralegus registration lists
        148776 Morus bassanus registration lists
        232052 Larus michahellis registration lists
        445503 Puffinus mauretanicus registration lists
      Bivalvia 140658 Ostrea edulis ( ) registration lists
      Echinoidea 124316 Paracentrotus lividus registration lists
      Elasmobranchii 105887 Raja montagui ( ) registration lists
      Gastropoda 140403 Nucella lapillus ( ) registration lists
      Malacostraca 107350 Maja squinado registration lists
      Mammalia 137076 Lutra lutra registration lists
        137111 Tursiops truncatus registration lists
        137117 Phocoena phocoena ( ) registration lists
      Reptilia 137205 Caretta caretta ( ) registration lists
        137209 Dermochelys coriacea ( ) 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)
      1150: Coastal lagoons ( )
      1420: Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi)
      1140: Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
      1220: Perennial vegetation of stony banks
      1170: Reefs ( )
      1110: Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time ( )
      1230: Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Intertidal mudflats ( )
      Intertidal Mytilus edulis beds on mixed and sandy sediments ( )
      Maerl beds ( )
      Ostrea edulis beds ( )
      Zostera beds ( )

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:
    • Activities on the coast
      • Walking and cycling tours
      • Picking
    • Sports and water sports (at sea)
      • Swimming
      • Scuba diving
      • Walking
    • Navigation, sailing
      • Small boating
      • Mooring, anchoring
    • Recreational fishing
      • Leisure shell fishing
      • Onboard recreational fishing
      • Spear fishing
    • Professional fishing, trailing gear
      • Professional bottom trawling
      • Professional bivalve dredging
      • Seiner (danish seine, scottish seiner)
    • Professional fishing with pelagic trawlers
      • Professional pelagic trawling
    • Professional fishing, with dormant gear
      • Professional gillnet fishing
      • Professional trammel net (tangle net) fishing
      • Professional potting (lobster/octopus)
    • Professional fishing, trades line
      • Professional long line fishing (pelagic)
      • Professional bottom long line fishing
      • Professional jigging fishing (active gear with one or many hooks)
      • Professional pole and line fishing
    • Professional shell fishing on the shore
    • Scientific Research

Governance

  • Governing body:Yes
    • Junta Rectora
      • Data not available = %
  • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
    • Junta Rectora : Yes
    • National public authority: No
    • Regional or local public authority: Yes (Xunta de Galicia - Consellería de Medio Ambiente e Ordenación do Territorio)
    • International body : No

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 available
  • 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 available

Management plan

  • Is the MPA management documented? No response
  • 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
  • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

Regulation

  • National legal status:
    • National Park - WDPA ID = 348806
  • International legal status:
    • Habitats Directive
  • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
    • MPA staff
    • Fisheries control
  • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations:
Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations.
 Regulated Permanent
  Swimming
  Scuba diving
  Walking
  Mooring, anchoring
  Professional bottom trawling
  Professional bivalve dredging
  Seiner (danish seine, scottish seiner)
  Professional pelagic trawling
  Professional gillnet fishing
  Professional trammel net (tangle net) fishing
  Professional potting (lobster/octopus)
  Professional long line fishing (pelagic)
  Professional bottom long line fishing
  Professional jigging fishing (active gear with one or many hooks)
  Professional pole and line fishing
  Professional shell fishing on the shore
  Scientific Research
  Frequency not defined
  Small boating
 Prohibited Permanent
  Leisure shell fishing
  Onboard recreational fishing
  Spear fishing
  Pisciculture (fish farming)
  Shellfish farming (e.g. oysters, mussels)
  Extraction of non-living resources (e.g. aggregates, oil and gas, etc.)
  Waste disposal
  Energy production
  Shipping traffic
  Frequency not defined
  Picking

Monitoring

  • Type of monitoring programs implemented:
    • Regular monitoring program for environmental and/or biodiversity features
    • Regular monitoring program of human activities

OSPAR criteria for designation

  • Ecological significance:
    • Important feeding, breeding, moulting, wintering or resting area
    • Important nursery, juvenile, or spawning areas
    • A high proportion of biogeographic population of migratory species
    • A high natural biological productivity of the species or features being represented
  • Level of importance of the biological diversity: High
  • Level of representativity: High
  • Level of sensitivity: High
  • Level of naturalness: High
  • Potential for restoration: Very high / Outstanding
  • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Very high / Outstanding
  • Potential for success of management measures: Very high / Outstanding
  • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Very high / Outstanding
  • Scientific value High

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    updated on 17/02/2016