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Meeting Four: 14 & 15 March 2012

The 4th Marine Protected Areas Workshop was held on 14th and 15th March at the James Watt II Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. A report on the outputs and discussions of Workshop 4 is now available.

Feature Description – Burrowed Mud

At Workshop 4, stakeholders requested further clarity on what was meant by burrowed mud and the approach being taken by the development of Scottish MPAs for burrowed mud. A summary and feature description is now available for your reference.

Workshop documents:

  • Report : Summary of outputs, discussions, recommendations and way forward following Workshop 4
  • A Guide: This provided a summary of the days, position papers and an introduction to the management part of the workshop

Position Papers (all available below):

All reflected the position before the workshop on representing these features in the network. There is a summary at the beginning of the paper which should reflect what is contained within the full body of the paper. This is to help understanding without the need to read the whole paper.

In addition the following papers remain available for further information and reference. These include:

Overviews of both search locations and MPA search features are also being provided for your information:

Large-scale feature case studies

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Large-scale feature case studies [DOC, 3315.7 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Marine Protected Areas and Cetaceans

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Marine Protected Areas and Cetaceans [DOC, 2264.6 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Sea loch MPA search locations

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Sea loch MPA search locations [DOC, 2666.0 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Sandeels Position Paper

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Sandeels Position Paper [DOC, 2072.1 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Common Skate Position

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Common Skate Position [DOC, 3377.7 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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MPAs & Burrowed Mud Position Paper

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:MPAs & Burrowed Mud Position Paper [DOC, 3543.0 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Basking Shark Position Paper

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Basking Shark Position Paper [DOC, 7125.0 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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Black Guillemot Position Paper

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Title:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
Description:Fourth Workshop: 14 & 15 March 2012
File:Black Guillemot Position Paper [DOC, 2543.1 kb: 08 Mar 2012]
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