Report 537
Review of evidence for identified seabird aggregations
(2015)
Cook, Aonghais S.C.P., Still, David A., Humphreys, Elizabeth M. & Wright, Lucy J.
The specific aim of this project is to a carry out a detailed review of the additional evidence available regarding seabird aggregations identified by Kober et al (2010, 2012).
 

Introduction

As part of the process of identifying potential Marine Protected Areas, Kober et al (2010, 2012) undertook a detailed analysis of seabird data collected during surveys within the British Fishery Limit and stored within the European Seabirds At Sea (ESAS) database.
 
These analyses identified 42 key seabird aggregations around the coast of the UK. The aim of this report is to review some of the important areas identified in light of other independent information, in order to give the most robust and complete evidence-base possible (given current knowledge) on which to base any future decisions about these areas.
 
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ISSN 0963 8901
 
Please cite as: Cook, Aonghais S.C.P., Still, David A., Humphreys, Elizabeth M. & Wright, Lucy J., (2015), Review of evidence for identified seabird aggregations, JNCC Report 537, ISSN 0963 8901