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MORFA HARLECH - Site of special scientific interest

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  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Name of MPA:
    MORFA HARLECH
  • Designation in national language:
    Site of special scientific interest
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    1953
  • WDPA ID :
    139577
  • WDPA PID :
    139577
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General information

  • WDPA ID : 139577
  • WDPA PID : 139577
  • Name of MPA: MORFA HARLECH
  • Original name of MPA: Morfa Harlech
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Designation in national language: Site of special scientific interest
  • Designation in English: Site of special scientific interest
  • Designation type: national
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported Marine Area: 13,14 km²
  • Reported total area: 22,18 km²
  • Calculated total area: 22,21 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 22,21 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 1953
  • Management authority name: Countryside Council for Wales (CWW)
  • Management authority web site: http://www.ccw.gov.uk/morfa-harlech

  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain key ecological functions (spawning areas, nursery grounds, feeding zones, resting areas, areas of high productivity, etc.)

Marine species and habitats

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status Data not reported
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status Data not reported

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:
    • Sports and water sports (at sea)
      • Swimming
      • Kayak/Canoe
      • Walking
    • Navigation, sailing
      • Mooring, anchoring
    • Recreational fishing
      • Onboard recreational fishing
    • Extraction / deposit
      • Waste disposal
    • Grazing on salt pastures

Governance

  • Governing body:Yes
    • Countryside Council for Wales (CCW)
    • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
      • Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) : Yes
      • National public authority: No
      • Regional or local public authority: No
      • International body : No

    Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

    • Number of permanent staff: Data not reported
    • Number of seasonal staff: Data not reported
    • Annual full-time equivalents: Data not reported
    • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: Data not reported
    • Equipment and facilities available Data not reported
    • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
    • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
    • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
    • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
    • Funding sources: Data not reported

    Management plan

    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:
    • Management plan #1
      • Level of achievement of the management plan: Is implemented
      • Date of start of validity the 1st management document: 01/01/2002
      • Date of start of validity of the current management document: 01/01/2002

    Regulation

    • Type of enforcement within the MPA: Data not reported
    • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None

    Monitoring

    • Type of monitoring programs implemented: Data not reported

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