The distribution of selected MPA search features within Loch Linnhe, Etive and Eil - A broadscale validation survey (Part B)
|Title||The distribution of selected MPA search features within Loch Linnhe, Etive and Eil - A broadscale validation survey (Part B)|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Moore, CG, Harries, DB, Trigg, C|
|Series Title||Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report|
|Institution||Scottish Natural Heritage|
|Report Number||SNH Commissioned Report No 502|
Provisions to designate new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within Scottish waters were introduced through the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. To help target nature conservation action SNH and JNCC have generated a focused list of habitats and species of importance in Scottish waters - the Priority Marine Features (PMFs). A subset of the PMFs (MPA search features) will drive the identification of Nature Conservation MPAs.