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Loch Carron Urgent Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA)

On 19th May 2017, the Loch Carron Urgent Nature Conservation MPA (NCMPA) was designated to protect and recover flame shell beds.

On Friday 19 May 2017, Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, announced the designation of the Loch Carron Urgent Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA). The NCMPA is being designated to protect flame shell beds.

This is the first time that the urgent designation powers have been used since the Marine (Scotland) Act was introduced in 2010 and the designation will take immediate effect. Marine Scotland have led this process with support from others including SNH.

The aim is to recover the protected features of the Loch Carron Urgent NCMPA. Further information on the conservation objectives is available within the Designation Order

Conservation objectives

Recover the protected features of the Loch Carron Urgent NCMPA.

Protected features

Biodiversity: flame shell beds

Downloads

Loch Carron Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2017

The Loch Carron Urgent Marine Conservation Order 2017

Loch Carron Marine Protected Area boundary map

Loch Carron Marine Protected Area: Question and Answer document

Loch Carron: Seabed habitats survey - 3-5 May 2017

Loch Carron fieldwork images

Loch Carron fieldwork videos

Contact

Email: mpa@nature.scot