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|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.
|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.
|Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy - Draft Plan Options - 2019|
|Limits and Boundaries - Mask Layer - Scottish Zone||
A mask layer depicting the exclusive economic zone limits adjacent to Scotland, which reflects the extent of the Scottish zone defined in the Scotland Act 1998.
|Human Population - Mid-2016 Population Density Estimates for Localities in Scotland (NRS)||
This layer shows population estimate by locality. The estimate is derived from the report "Mid-2016 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland" by National Records of Scotland (NRS). Localities correspond to the more recognisable towns and cities of Scotland which can be found within settlements. They also have a minimum rounded population of 500 people or more. The locality data sets are updated every 2 years.