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SNH Commissioned Report 466: Orkney Landscape Capacity for  Aquaculture: Scapa Flow and Wide Firth

SNH Commissioned Report 466: Orkney Landscape Capacity for Aquaculture: Scapa Flow and Wide Firth

This report aims to assess both the strategic and local level landscape capacity for the siting of finfish and shellfish farms within the Scapa Flow and Wide Firth waters of Orkney. The capacity assessment will provide a basis for assessing future individual lease applications and determining their suitability for location within a specific seascape. The methodology followed for this assessment is based on 'Guidance on Landscape/Seascape Capacity for Aquaculture, Scottish Natural Heritage, 2008'.

Accompanying figures are available to download below:

Figure 1: Study Areas
Figure 2: Landscape Character Types
Figure 3: Coastal Character Areas: Scapa Flow and Wide Firth
Figure 4: Scapa Flow Local Coastal Character Areas: Northwest Sector
Figure 5: Scapa Flow Local Coastal Character Areas: Northeast Sector
Figure 6: Scapa Flow Local Coastal Character Areas: Southeast Sector
Figure 7: Scapa Flow Local Coastal Character Areas: Southwest Sector
Figure 8: Scapa Flow Aquaculture Capacity: Northwest Sector
Figure 9: Scapa Flow Aquaculture Capacity: Northeast Sector
Figure 10: Scapa Flow Aquaculture Capacity: Southeast Sector
Figure 11: Scapa Flow Aquaculture Capacity: Southwest Sector
Figure 12: Wide Firth Local Coastal Character Areas: West Sector
Figure 13: Wide Firth Local Coastal Character Areas: Southeast Sector
Figure 14: Wide Firth Local Coastal Character Areas: Northeast Sector
Figure 15: Wide Firth Aquaculture Capacity: West Sector
Figure 16: Wide Firth Aquaculture Capacity: Southeast Sector
Figure 17: Wide Firth Aquaculture Capacity: Northeast Sector
Figure 18: Generic Local Coastal Character Areas: Scapa Flow and Wide Firth

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Published in 2011

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