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|Inshore Fisheries Pilots - Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot Area||
The aim of the Inshore Fisheries Pilots initiative is to look at alternative forms of inshore fisheries management. Marine Scotland sought proposals from the commercial fishing industry for sites to be considered for the pilot scheme. This layer depicts the boundary of the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot Area.
|Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP) - Wind (Offshore) Plan Options (2020)||
The Sectoral Marine Plan aims to identify the most sustainable plan options for the future development of commercial-scale offshore wind energy in Scotland, including deep water wind technologies and covers both Scottish inshore and offshore waters (extending out to the Exclusive Economic Zone limit).
The Sectoral Marine seeks to contribute to the achievement of Scottish and UK energy and climate change policy objectives and targets, through the provision of a spatial strategy to inform the seabed leasing process for commercial offshore wind energy in Scottish waters, which:
The Plan Options provide the spatial footprint for this Sectoral Marine Plan.
|Classified Shellfish Harvesting Areas (FSS) - May 2020||
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is responsible for ensuring that shellfish from designated harvesting areas meet the health standards laid down in EC Regulation 853/2004. Classifications are awarded according to the FSS Protocol for Classification and Management of E.coli results. Live bivalve molluscs (LBMs) harvesting areas are classified by monitoring the levels of E.coli in shellfish flesh.
Shellfish classification documents are published by FSS annually. Classification years run from April to March. Classifications are also updated quarterly.
|Seagrass beds - Zostera marina / angustifolia beds on lower shore clean or muddy sand (SNH WMS)||
The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.
This layer shows the distribution of Zostera marina / angustifolia beds on lower shore clean or muddy sand. Subtidal seagrass beds of the eelgrass Zostera marina are considered nationally scarce and found on the west coast of Scotland extending up to the Northern Isles with a few records from the east coast in more sheltered bays and firths.
|Scallops - Marine Scotland surveys - catch per hour 2013-2018 (time-aware)||
Every year, Marine Scotland survey scallop stocks around Scotland and collect biological information on relevant fish and shellfish species. Scallop dredge hauls (30 min duration) are carried out at fixed stations, and the catch rate per hour is calculated.
|Reef SAC features - SEPA COVID-19 - fin fish aquaculture risk assessment||
Dataset depicting Annex I Reef distribution within 7 west coast SACs to support SEPA aquaculture risk assessment for COVID-19
|Dredge Spoil Deposit Sites - Closed and Disused||
This layer shows the locations of dredge spoil deposit sites that are designated as disused (not used for at least 5 years) or closed (not used for at least 10 years or specifically closed). The spoil is usually as a result of navigational dredging (deepening of navigation channels) on the approaches to ports and harbours.
|West Coast Regional Inshore Fishery Group (rIFG) (Mask)||
A mask layer highlighting the West Coast Regional Inshore Fishery Group (rIFG)
|North and East Coast Regional Inshore Fishery Group (rIFG) (Mask)||
A mask layer highlighting the North and East Coast Regional Inshore Fishery Group (rIFG)
|Leisure Mooring Agreements - Crown Estate Scotland - December 2019||
The laying of a permanent mooring or other equipment to hold a vessel requires consent from the relevant landowner. For the seabed, this consent will nearly always come from Crown Estate Scotland, who issue three types of mooring licence.