NatureScot Commissioned Report 619: Lamlash Bay, Arran, 2010 survey report
Following proposals made by the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), a no-take zone (NTZ) of 268 ha was established in the northern part of Lamlash Bay in 2008 under the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984. During 2008 and 2009 survey work mapped the seabed habitats of Lamlash Bay and surrounding waters. The aim of the study described in this report was to refine the biotope mapping within and immediately adjacent to the NTZ and to conduct a baseline survey. The baseline survey focuses on benthic habitats and sessile and low mobility species although highly mobile species (e.g. fish species) were also noted. A combination of methods, including remote video, remote stills, grab sampling and diving, were employed to collect these baseline data.
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