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LOCH CARRON - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Name of MPA:
    LOCH CARRON
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2017
  • WDPA ID::
    555624865
  • WDPA PID::
    555624865
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 555624865
  • WDPA PID : 555624865
  • Name of MPA: LOCH CARRON
  • Original name of MPA: Loch Carron
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Designation in national language: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported marine area: 16,16 km²
  • Calculated total area: 16,11 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 15,66 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2017
  • OSPAR region: Celtic Seas
  • Management authority name:
  • Management authority web site:

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • 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 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? Yes
    • Comments : Conservation Objectives provided in Designation Order 2014. Threats, pressures and associated management measures have been identified in Management Options Paper 2018. Conservation Objectives and Advice to Support Management (includes conservation objectives with site specific information, pressures/threats, advice on management and information on conservation measures) published 2018. Spatial information provided in the Assessment Against the Guidelines 2018 and available on National Marine Plan Interactive. Fisheries management measures in Marine Conservation Order 2017.
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Partial
    • Comments : Consultation for making the MPA permanent completed in 2018 - awaiting outcomes of consultation report and decision by Scottish Minister on permanent designation and permanent fisheries management proposal once consultation report submitted to Marine Scotland.
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Yes
    • Comments : Detailed monitoring studies to explore the effects of new fisheries management measures targeted at a small number of sites and protected features. Quantitative data have been collected. Future monitoring programme to be determined via the Scottish MPA Monitoring Strategy.
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Partial
    • Comments : Designated as an NCMPA in 2017 with 'recover' conservation objective for flame shell bed. Consultation included maerl beds with 'conserve' conservation objective. Management measures were enacted in 2017 and revised measures consulted on in 2018 to include revised boundary and maerl bed features.
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

    Regulation

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

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          updated on 25/01/2019