Descriptions of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs)

TitleDescriptions of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs)
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWilding, C, Durkin, O, Lacey, C, Philpott, E, Adams, L, Chaniotis, PD, Wilkes, PTV, Seeley, R, Neilly, M, Dargie, J, Crawford-Avis, OT
Series EditorTyler-Walters, H, James, B, Carruthers, M
Series TitleScottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report
Document NumberNo 406
Pagination149 pp
InstitutionScottish Natural Heritage

The purpose of this project was to produce a descriptive catalogue of the 81 priority marine features (PMFs) identified in Scotland’s seas. The catalogue serves as a valuable reference for ongoing nature conservation action.

Descriptions for each PMF comprise:

  • an image
  • a distribution map
  • brief text to outline its characteristics, distribution and status

Where a PMF is made up of more than one habitat and/or species, the catalogue description covers all of its component parts.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) has been used to collate information about the distribution of the PMFs. This will be made available to view online and will be updated as new information emerges.