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2010, Amec, Scottish territorial Waters Offshore Wind Farms West Coast, Marine Mammals Cumulative Study

2010, Amec, Scottish territorial Waters Offshore Wind Farms West Coast, Marine Mammals Cumulative Study

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 COWRIE has recently issued guidance on cumulative impact assessment for ornithology, which has
been adapted here for use with marine mammal species (including basking shark). This proposes
the use, at the scoping stage, of ‘key features’ tables to identify a list of species which may be at
most risk of cumulative impacts (Prior, A. in King et al 2009). The tables are designed to provide a
robust and auditable basis for initial discussions with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Joint Nature
Conservation Committee (JNCC) and other stakeholders about the potential for significant effects on
priority species. It is important to note that the use of these tables is a novel development and the
process will require refinement. The outputs of this study will be used in the assessment phase for individual projects to provide an
agreed, standardised starting point for the cumulative impact assessment.

This assessment also includes Basking sharks due to their similar behaviour to marine mammals and wide-ranging nature.

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2010, Amec, Scottish Territorial Waters Offshore Wind Farms West Coast, Marine Mammals, Cumulative Study Report