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HATTON-ROCKALL BASIN - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Name of MPA:
    HATTON-ROCKALL BASIN
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2014
  • WDPA ID::
    555583055
  • WDPA PID::
    555583055
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 555583055
  • WDPA PID : 555583055
  • Name of MPA: HATTON-ROCKALL BASIN
  • Original name of MPA: Hatton-Rockall Basin
  • 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: 1 256,00 km²
  • Calculated total area: 1 253,26 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 1 253,26 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2014
  • OSPAR region: Wider Atlantic
  • Management authority name: Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • 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
  • 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 Data not reported
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      EUNIS habitats

      Deep-sea mud ( )

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Deep-sea sponge aggregations ( )

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? Yes
    • Comments : Conservation advice package published 2018 with updated conservation objectives/advice on operations. Actions and measures to address known threats/pressures identified. Spatial feature data can be viewed online and downloaded
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Yes
    • Comments : Fishing activities pose a threat to this site and is treated as a licensable activity under NEAFC and any proposed new fishing activity requires an Environmental Assessment. No other licensable activities currently or likely to take place
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Partial
    • Comments : Monitoring currently implemented includes fishing vessel monitoring. Feature condition monitoring has not yet taken place
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Unknown
    • Comments : No condition monitoring is available and feature condition is uncertain. Although management measures are in place to address pressures there is insufficient evidence to determine whether the features are acheiving or moving towards their conservation objectives.
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

    Regulation

    • National legal status:
      • Other (please specify) - WDPA ID = 555560484 (Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area)
    • International legal status:
      • None
    • 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:
      • Data not available
    • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not available
    • Level of representativity: Very high / Outstanding
    • Level of sensitivity: Very high / Outstanding
    • Level of naturalness: Data not available
    • Potential for restoration: Data not available
    • 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 High

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      updated on 25/01/2019