Specification & Work programme

A detailed Specification of the pilot (PDF, 324 Kb) and work programme was prepared by JNCC. This was agreed with Defra and endorsed by the Pilot project steering group.
Geographical Area of the Irish Sea Project
The Southern boundary (St. Georges Channel from Linney Head, Wales to Mine Head, Ireland) included SAC interests of the Pembrokeshire coast and Islands; also the social and economic importance of the Port of Milford Haven and the UK-Ireland ferry routes.
The Northern Boundary (North Channel from Mull of Kintyre, Scotland to Fair Head, Northern Ireland) included the Clyde sea area in order to reflect the social and economic importance of the Clyde Ports. The distribution and movements of nature conservation interests such as basking shark, leatherback turtle and sea bird species indicate that there is a strong ecosystem link from the main Irish Sea area up into the Clyde.