Assessment areas - Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) UK sub regions
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The UK sub region layer shows how Scottish seas are divided between the two Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) UK sub regions: "Greater North Sea" and "Celtic Seas".
This dataset was produced using a number of datasets supplied to Cefas. This included the boundary of the MSFD area (based on the UK Renewable Energy Zone and limits of the UK continental shelf), Water Framework Directive (WFD), Coastal and Transitional waterbodies (supplied by Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Northern Ireland Environment Agency) and using boundaries between Charting Progress 2 reporting areas. The attributes were developed in line with MSFD reporting requirements