Aquaculture Locational Guidance: A collection of spatial data resources to assist planning and siting of aquaculture developments

Project Dates: 
October, 2015
Project Summary: 

This page will be used to share outputs from work to try to define the most suitable areas for the expansion of fish and shellfish farming in Scottish waters.

Many existing spatial data present on Marine Scotland’s information portals are relevant to the planning, licensing and siting of aquaculture facilities and are presented here. In addition, a number of new spatial data resources of potential use for aquaculture siting have been generated as part of a collaborative project together with the then Crown Estate and are presented here.

Work to combine these layers (weighted according to their level of interaction with potential aquaculture facilities) will be presented here as the results become available from the project.

 

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Links and Resources

Map Typesort descending Click title for metadata and licence information Date of data View Map
NMPi Regulating and Several Orders for shellfish - October 2017 2019-08-18 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Leisure and Recreation - Windsurfing Locations - September 2014 2014-09-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Designated haul-out sites for Grey and Common/Harbour Seals (Protection of Seals Orders) - May 2017 (OSCP) 2017-03-09 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sites and vessels designated under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 ("war graves") - protected wrecks - September 2019 2019-09-17 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Bathing Waters (current) (SEPA WMS) Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Wrecks (HES) - November 2018 2018-10-11 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Annual Mean Significant Wave Height (m) 2014-05-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Aquaculture - Guidance on the location of marine fish farms -July 2017 2017-07-05 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Annual Mean Wave Power - Full Wave Field (kW/m) 2014-05-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Mean Spring Tidal Range (m) 2014-05-21 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi National Scenic Areas (WMS) Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Dredge Spoil Disposal Sites - Closed and Disused 2015-02-24 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Tidal Lease Sites - Crown Estate Scotland - February 2018 2018-02-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Defence (Military) - Military exercise areas and danger areas (PEXAs) 2019-10-21 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Wind Lease Sites - Crown Estate Scotland - February 2018 2018-02-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Defence (Military) - Historic munitions disposal sites 2015-01-06 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Wave Lease Sites - Crown Estate Scotland - February 2018 2018-02-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Telecommunication Cables (KIS-ORCA) (hidden when zoomed in past 1:25,000) - July 2019 2019-07-11 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) (SNH WMS) (OSCP) Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Navigational Lights and Lighthouses 2014-10-29 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Wild Land Areas 2014 (SNH WMS) Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Dredge Spoil Disposal Sites - Open 2015-02-24 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Historic Marine Protected Areas (HMPAs) - protected wrecks contributing to the MPA network (HES WMS) (OSCP) Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Power Cables (KIS-ORCA) (hidden when zoomed in past 1:25,000) - July 2019 2019-07-11 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi World Heritage Sites (HES WMS) Access this map on NMPi

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