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1 Union Priority 1 Article 43: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where The upgrade of facilities could have localised adverse effects on biodiversity habitats depending on the scale of the work any local sensitivities. Improved /or modernised facilities in line with current stards would create safer working environments aid in improving health safety. Investment in shelters will also improve the health welfare of fishermen. Improved ling processing sites ( associated infrastructure) may Works to be accompanied by any necessary environmental surveys investigations to determine appropriate mitigation measures. L MT P 0 None required L MT P + Incorporation improved of runoff L MT P ++

2 Union Priority 1 Article 43: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual result in localised improvements in water quality in fishing ports ling sites. Funding for facilities to collect waste marine litter would contribute to addressing this problem at source help to deliver MSFD targets. Improvements to facilities may also lead to better energy efficiency reduced energy consumption/ emissions. Improvements to facilities may also lead to reduced energy consumption. This Article also makes specific provision for improved waste management marine litter collection. This has the potential to contribute to some national policies on marine litter contribute to the objectives of the MSFD. Investment in local facilities may help to preserve traditional fishing activities create more local economic sustainability. Upgrades or improvements to onshore processing facilities could result in minor lscape changes at the local level. treatment or drainage into designs wherever feasible. None required L MT P + None required L MT P ++ None required L MT P + New facilities will need to be carefully located designed to blend with L MT P 0

3 Union Priority 1 Article 43: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude amenity. local surroundings.

4 Union Priority 1(a) Article 37: Support for the design implementation of conservation measures regional cooperation SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This measure aims to aid the implementation of conservation measures improved fisheries management, including management of Natura 2000 sites. This is consistent with this SEA objective, but any impacts are likely to be indirect. The measure aims to support improved fisheries management the implementation of conservation measures, which is also consistent with this objective. No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure None required H MT P + None required H MT P + None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A

5 Union Priority 1(a) Article 37: Support for the design implementation of conservation measures regional cooperation SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure No impacts on this objective are anticipated as a result of this measure None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A None required N/A N/A N/A N/A

6 Union Priority 1(a) Article 38 Limiting impact of fishing on the marine environment adaptation of fishing to the protection of species SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable This measure aims to help to increase the selectivity of fishing activities reduce bycatch take of non-target species. Adoption of new technologies or gear developments would contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries, increasing selectivity reducing discards. None required L M MT P + None required L M MT P +

7 Union Priority 1(a) Article 38 Limiting impact of fishing on the marine environment adaptation of fishing to the protection of species SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity.

8 Union Priority 1(a) Article 39: Innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources (may include measures such as investments in technologies that help to minimise environmental impacts) SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. This measure aims to improve the selectivity of fishing activities, reduce bycatch, take of non-target species allow coexistence with known fishery predation by species protected under the Habitats Birds Directives. Investment in new technologies or gear developments would contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries aid recovery of marine resources. This measure also aims to aid the transition to fishing at Maximum Sustainable Yield. None required M MT P ++ None required M MT P + To promote adaptation to climate change reduce

9 Union Priority 1(a) Article 39: Innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources (may include measures such as investments in technologies that help to minimise environmental impacts) SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Factors greenhouse gas emissions. Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity.

10 Union Priority 1 Article 43.1: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters. For the purpose of increasing the quality, control traceability of the products led, increasing energy efficiency, contributing to environmental protection improving safety working conditions, the EMFF may support investments improving the infrastructure of fishing ports, auctions halls, ling sites shelters, including investments in facilities for waste marine litter collection. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. The upgrade of facilities could have localised adverse effects on biodiversity habitats depending on the scale of the work any local sensitivities. Improved /or modernised facilities in line with current stards would create safer working environments aid in improving health safety. Investment in shelters will also improve the health welfare of fishermen. Improved ling processing sites ( associated infrastructure) may result in localised improvements in water quality in fishing ports ling sites. Funding for facilities to collect waste marine litter would contribute to addressing this problem at source Works to be accompanied by any necessary environmental surveys investigations to determine appropriate mitigation measures. L MT P 0 None required L MT P + Incorporation of improved runoff treatment or drainage into designs wherever feasible. L MT P ++

11 Union Priority 1 Article 43.1: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters. For the purpose of increasing the quality, control traceability of the products led, increasing energy efficiency, contributing to environmental protection improving safety working conditions, the EMFF may support investments improving the infrastructure of fishing ports, auctions halls, ling sites shelters, including investments in facilities for waste marine litter collection. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual help to deliver MSFD targets. Improvements to facilities may also lead to better energy efficiency reduced energy consumption/ emissions. Improvements to facilities may also lead to reduced energy consumption. This Article also makes specific provision for improved waste management marine litter collection. This has the potential to contribute to some national policies on marine litter contribute to the objectives of the MSFD. Investment in local facilities may help to preserve traditional fishing activities create more local economic sustainability. Upgrades or improvements to onshore processing facilities could result in minor lscape changes at the local level. None required L MT P + None required L MT P ++ None required L MT P + New facilities will need to be carefully located designed to blend with L MT P 0

12 Union Priority 1 Article 43.1: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters. For the purpose of increasing the quality, control traceability of the products led, increasing energy efficiency, contributing to environmental protection improving safety working conditions, the EMFF may support investments improving the infrastructure of fishing ports, auctions halls, ling sites shelters, including investments in facilities for waste marine litter collection. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude amenity. local surroundings.

13 Union Priority 1 Article 43.2: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters Investments to facilitate compliance with the requirement to l all catches, to add value to under-used portions of the catch. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. There are potential risks to biodiversity fish stocks associated with the ling of all catches, where new markets may be created for previously discarded catch, or species with higher potential survival rates are no longer returned to the sea. These issues go beyond the scope of local investments in facilities, but are linked to them. The upgrade of facilities to deal with unwanted catches may create additional local employment opportunities. It is assumed that any upgrades to facilities would be subject to controls via the planning system or other consents. Investments must be coupled with other actions to improve selectivity reduce bycatch in the first instance. M MT Permanent - M MT Permanent - None required L MT P +

14 Union Priority 1 Article 43.2: Fishing Ports, ling sites, auction halls shelters Investments to facilitate compliance with the requirement to l all catches, to add value to under-used portions of the catch. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. Investment in local facilities may help to preserve traditional fishing activities create more local economic sustainability. It is assumed that any upgrades to facilities would be subject to controls via the planning system or other consents. None required L MT P +

15 Union Priority 1(b) Article 40: Protection restoration of marine biodiversity ecosystems in the framework of sustainable fishing activities. Anticipated projects include the implementation of a revised approach to fisheries management in Natura 2000 sites (E), coordination of the implementation monitoring of MPAs (NI), remediation of problems associated with marine litter waste (S), as well as management activities associated with designated sites. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. This measure specifically aims to protect improve marine biodiversity through better management of fishing activities. s should be positive but projects should be designed implemented in consultation with the relevant national nature conservation advisory bodies. Improvements to fisheries management in protected areas enhancement of marine biodiversity should contribute to this objective, although effects may be secondary. The aim of this Article is to fund projects that could aid restoration of inl waters contribute to meeting the UK s implementation of the Water Framework Directive Marine Strategy Framework Directive. This includes projects addressing waste marine litter. None required H MT Uncertain ++ None required L-M MT Uncertain + N/A M MT Permanent ++ To protect the quality of soils maintain

16 Union Priority 1(b) Article 40: Protection restoration of marine biodiversity ecosystems in the framework of sustainable fishing activities. Anticipated projects include the implementation of a revised approach to fisheries management in Natura 2000 sites (E), coordination of the implementation monitoring of MPAs (NI), remediation of problems associated with marine litter waste (S), as well as management activities associated with designated sites. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. This Article makes specific provision for projects that involve the collection of waste or other marine litter from the sea. This has the potential to contribute to some national policies on marine litter contribute to the objectives of the MSFD. None required M MT Permanent ++

17 Union Priority 1(b) Article 44: Inl fishing aquatic fauna flora. Engl Wales only plan to allocate funding to 44.6, however Scotl will be allocating funding to all of article 44. Engl (4 projects) Wales (1 project) - projects that increase access to habitat for any migratory fish that could include installation of fish passes, screening of intakes to prevent loss of species or creation/expansion of specific habitats such as marshes where migratory fish frequent. Scotl (7 projects) - the management restoration, monitoring rehabilitation of inl waterways including those involving migratory species such as Salmon, meeting the required international obligations including NASCO the Habitats Directive. Wider support will also seek to reduce the impact of Inl fishing on the environment, through support for retraining, investments on board equipment diversification into alternative complementary activities. Projects will also involve the facilitation of innovation, provision of advisory services partnership between scientists fishermen. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. The aim of the measure is to protect freshwater migratory fish populations, which would have a positive effect on biodiversity. There are relatively few potential projects identified but the significance of impacts will depend on their location. However overall it is anticipated that given the nature of the projects proposed, the overall significance of impacts will be strong positive. The aim of the measure is to protect freshwater migratory fish populations, with the potential to restore rehabilitate some inl waterways. These actions would contribute to this objective. However the magnitude of any benefits is uncertain as further details of the projects are not currently available. One of the outcome aims of this measure is to increase the economic sustainability of inl fisheries, which None required M MT Uncertain ++ None required M MT Uncertain + / ++ None required L MT Permanent +

18 Union Priority 1(b) Article 44: Inl fishing aquatic fauna flora. Engl Wales only plan to allocate funding to 44.6, however Scotl will be allocating funding to all of article 44. Engl (4 projects) Wales (1 project) - projects that increase access to habitat for any migratory fish that could include installation of fish passes, screening of intakes to prevent loss of species or creation/expansion of specific habitats such as marshes where migratory fish frequent. Scotl (7 projects) - the management restoration, monitoring rehabilitation of inl waterways including those involving migratory species such as Salmon, meeting the required international obligations including NASCO the Habitats Directive. Wider support will also seek to reduce the impact of Inl fishing on the environment, through support for retraining, investments on board equipment diversification into alternative complementary activities. Projects will also involve the facilitation of innovation, provision of advisory services partnership between scientists fishermen. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Water Soils Climatic Factors To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. would indirectly benefit rural communities. Specific projects in Scotl also aim to promote diversification into complementary activities, which would also contribute to this measure. The aim of this Article is to fund projects that could aid restoration of inl waters could contribute to meeting the UK s implementation of the Water Framework Directive (e.g. improvements in fish passage). N/A M MT Permanent ++

19 Union Priority 1(b) Article 44: Inl fishing aquatic fauna flora. Engl Wales only plan to allocate funding to 44.6, however Scotl will be allocating funding to all of article 44. Engl (4 projects) Wales (1 project) - projects that increase access to habitat for any migratory fish that could include installation of fish passes, screening of intakes to prevent loss of species or creation/expansion of specific habitats such as marshes where migratory fish frequent. Scotl (7 projects) - the management restoration, monitoring rehabilitation of inl waterways including those involving migratory species such as Salmon, meeting the required international obligations including NASCO the Habitats Directive. Wider support will also seek to reduce the impact of Inl fishing on the environment, through support for retraining, investments on board equipment diversification into alternative complementary activities. Projects will also involve the facilitation of innovation, provision of advisory services partnership between scientists fishermen. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. Alterations to structures changes to waterways could have adverse effects on features of historic interest. Restoration rehabilitation of inl waterways could have some minor, indirect positive lscape benefits. Restoration schemes alterations to potentially historical structures (e.g. mills or weirs) will need to be designed in consultation with the relevant advisory bodies. - (but uncertain) LT Permanent - N/A N/A N/A N/A +

20 Union Priority 1 Article 34: Permanent (Scotl Northern Irel) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. The measure should result in a reduction in reduced impacts of fishing activity. The measure should result in a reduction in pressure on fish stocks if fleet reduction is successful as a result. The reduction in size of the fishing fleets could have adverse effects on local communities employment. Precise impacts are uncertain at this stage as the uptake of the scheme is unknown, but as a conservative assessment, the potential for adverse effects is recorded. None required but any benefits would be maximised by ensuring that the measure is targeted at fisheries which are known to have greater environmental impacts. None required but benefits would be better realised by ensuring that the measure is targeted at fisheries with known over-capacity. The measure will need to be used in conjunction with other measures in the UKOP to facilitate alternative employment diversification within the industry (e.g. Article 31). There is limited mitigation available for this possible risk. Applications for cessation could be screened for patterns relating to geography/ fishing type, or supported by a statement or appraisal of the potential implications on traditional practices or cultural identity, but it may be difficult to justify refusal of applications on these grounds unless the fishing activity is particularly L MT/LT P + L - M MT P + L - M MT P -

21 Union Priority 1 Article 34: Permanent (Scotl Northern Irel) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Water Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. damaging. No significant effects predicted No significant effects predicted No significant effects predicted The measure may result in some reduction in emissions fuel consumption associated with the consolidation of the fleet, but the scale of impacts is likely to be small in the national context. The measure does not actually promote energy efficiency, therefore no significant impacts are anticipated. The effect of this measure is uncertain at this stage, as the types of vessels specific activities that would cease are not known. As a conservative assessment, the potential for adverse effects is recorded. None required L MT - LT P 0 / + The measure will need to be used in conjunction with other measures in the UKOP to facilitate alternative employment diversification within the industry (e.g. Article 31). L - M ST LT Permanent -

22 Union Priority 1 Article 34: Permanent (Scotl Northern Irel) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Lscape To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. There is limited mitigation available for this possible risk. Applications for cessation could be screened for patterns relating to geography/ fishing type, or supported by a statement or appraisal of the potential implications on traditional practices or cultural identity, but it may be difficult to justify refusal of applications on these grounds unless the fishing activity is particularly damaging. No significant effects predicted

23 Union Priority 1: Promoting sustainable resource efficient fisheries aquaculture including related processing Article 36: Support for the systems of allocation of fishing opportunities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. This measure is aimed at reducing overcapacity in the fishing industry through the use of Transferable Fishing Concessions, are also aimed at reducing discards. However the UK does not intend to introduce TFCs, but use the measure to fund upgrades to current Fisheries Quota Allocations. At present this the proposals for funding under this measure are pilot projects or trials to changes to the system, which could result in positive effects in the longer term, although this is uncertain. Changes to the FQA system under this measure could affect some coastal communities, depending on how the changes are applied to different fishery sectors (e.g. for vessels under 10m). There may be an opportunity for positive change to address any current problems identified within the system. None required L-M LT Permanent 0 / + None required L-M LT Permanent 0 / +

24 Union Priority 1: Promoting sustainable resource efficient fisheries aquaculture including related processing Article 36: Support for the systems of allocation of fishing opportunities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity.

25 Union Priority 2(a), Strengthening technological development, innovation knowledge transfer Article 27: Advisory services SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption Improving knowledge about environmental sustainability within the industry may lead to indirect biodiversity improvements although this would be difficult to measure. Improving knowledge about environmental sustainability within the industry may lead to indirect improvements in fish stocks other natural resources although this would be difficult to measure. None required L MT Permanent 0 / + None required L MT Permanent 0 / +

26 Union Priority 2(a), Strengthening technological development, innovation knowledge transfer Article 27: Advisory services SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity.

27 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 30: Diversification new forms of income SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This measure may indirectly reduce the size of the fishing fleet therefore reduce impacts/pressure on biodiversity from fishing activities. This measure may indirectly reduce the size of the fishing fleet therefore reduce impacts/pressure on fish stocks. This measure aims to provide support to create more diverse employment opportunities within existing fishing communities. None required M MT-LT Permanent + None required M MT-LT Permanent + None required M MT-LT Permanent +

28 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 30: Diversification new forms of income SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. This measure aims to provide support to create more diverse employment opportunities within existing fishing communities, but consequently it could increase the decline of traditional fishing activities. The OP will need to be balanced by other measures to support traditional activities associated with the fishing industry. L MT Permanent -

29 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 31: Start-up support for young fishermen SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry This measure may increase the size of the fishing fleet fishing effort, therefore result in additional impacts/ pressure on biodiversity from fishing activities. This measure may increase the size of the fishing fleet fishing effort, therefore result in additional impacts/ pressure on fish stocks. This measure will provide opportunities for supporting traditional rural fishing communities. The Regulation limits funding to purchase of secondh vessels within fleet segments with identified capacity. The OP will need to define specific measures as to how this is applied to UK applications. Priority should be given to applications for proposed entrants into sectors with lower environmental impacts or proven sustainability. The Regulation limits funding to purchase of secondh vessels within fleet segments with identified capacity. The OP will need to define specific measures as to how this is applied to UK applications. M MT-LT Permanent - M MT-LT Permanent - None required M MT-LT Permanent +

30 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 31: Start-up support for young fishermen SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Water Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. This measure could be used to encourage more start ups within traditional fishing activities of cultural importance. None required L MT Permanent +

31 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 32: Health Safety SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. This measure specifically supports investments in on-board improvements in hygiene health safety, which will contribute to meeting this objective. None required L ST-MT Permanent +

32 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 32: Health Safety SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity.

33 Union Priority 1 Article 33: Temporary (Scotl Wales) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where The measure should result in a short term reduction in impacts of fishing activity on biodiversity. The number of vessels/proportion of the UK fleet involved is likely to be small. The measure would result in a short term reduction in pressure on fish stocks. However there may also be a risk that this measure could be counterproductive to future efforts to reduce over capacity in the fleet, which could be detrimental in the longer term. Benefits could also occur if the measure were applied to stop fishing when there are large numbers of young fish present could aid stock re-building. The measure should not significantly affect traditional rural fishing communities as the cessations are temporary fishermen will be financially compensated for not fishing. None required L ST Temporary + The UK OP should recommend safeguards regarding the circumstances for the use of this measure to avoid adverse impacts seek opportunities to further benefit fish stocks. The UK OP will need to use this measure in conjunction with others to permanently reduce overcapacity encourage diversification. L ST Temporary - / + None required L ST Temporary 0 No significant effects predicted No significant effects predicted

34 Union Priority 1 Article 33: Temporary (Scotl Wales) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape relevant, quantity of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. No significant effects predicted The measure may result in some temporary reduction in fuel consumption emissions, but the level of change is unlikely to be significant in the national context. None required L ST Temporary 0 No significant effects predicted The effect of this measure is uncertain at this stage, as the types of vessels specific activities that would cease activity are not known. However as the number of vessels involved is likely to be limited, the cessation is permanent, any impacts are likely to be limited. None required L ST Temporary 0 No significant effects predicted

35 Union Priority 1: Promoting sustainable resource efficient fisheries aquaculture Article 35: Mutual funds for adverse climatic events environmental incidents SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. The establishment of a hardship fund would provide a means for fisheries communities to access financial support reduce the risk of livelihoods being lost. This would positively contribute to supporting traditional rural fisheries communities No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. Timescal e None required L LT Permanent + To promote adaptation to climate change This measure reflects the anticipated None required L ST-MT Permanent +

36 Union Priority 1 Article 33: Temporary (Scotl Wales) cessation of fishing activities SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. effects of climate change on the fishing industry, but does not necessarily promote adaptation. However it would be of benefit when used in conjunction with other measures or as a stop gap before other adaptation measures are implemented. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure. No significant effects are anticipated for this objective as a result of this measure.

37 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 42: Added value product quality It is understood that this measure will be used to fund on-board investments rather than onshore processing facilities. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, Increasing the ability of fishermen to process their own catches on board may reduce incentives to eliminate bycatch; although there is a condition in the Article that the support is dependent on the use of selective gear. Nature of the effect will depend on what type of changes are funded. This measure could indirectly encourage greater fishing effort by improving overall efficiency. would depend on how the overall fishery is managed (e.g. through quota controls). Positive impacts on fisheries management could also occur if the ability to improve quality process catches on board reduced the practice of high-grading. The OP should include specific clauses to ensure that these investments include selective gears or other bycatch reduction measures. Examination consideration of which sectors are applying for investment support whether the proposals would affect fishing effort. L MT Permanent - L MT Permanent - / + There could be indirect improvements to H&S if on-board equipment is modernised. None required L MT Permanent +

38 Union Priority 2(b), Enhancement of the competitiveness viability of fisheries aquaculture enterprises, including fisheries, of small scale coastal fleet improvement of safety or working conditions, in aquaculture, of SMEs in particular. Article 42: Added value product quality It is understood that this measure will be used to fund on-board investments rather than onshore processing facilities. SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Soils Climatic Factors Material Assets Cultural, Architectural Archaeological Heritage Lscape coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the reduction of energy consumption maximise sustainable resource use. To conserve where traditional activities of cultural importance or sites features of archaeological, historical architectural interest, their settings. To maintain where seascape lscape character visual amenity. This measure could make parts of the industry more efficient sustainable by increasing overall productivity. This contributes to the objective of maximising sustainable resource use. None required L MT Permanent +

39 Union Priority 2(a), Strengthening technological development, innovation knowledge transfer Article 26: Innovation SEA Topic Objective Description of Mitigation Magnitude Biodiversity, Flora Fauna Human Health Population Water Soils Climatic Factors To protect enhance biodiversity To ensure the sustainable management where necessary promote the recovery of fish stocks marine natural resources To promote assist traditional rural fisheries communities. To improve health safety across the fishing industry To protect where the quality, where relevant, quality of marine, coastal, transitional surface, waters. To protect the quality of soils maintain geological diversity. To promote adaptation to climate change reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is anticipated that the outputs of this measure are more in line with making the industry more sustainable improving fishery products rather than directly managing fish stocks. Improvements in health safety are possible but would depend on the nature of the projects being funded. It is assumed that no detrimental effects on H&S would arise. Possible for this measure to deliver environmental improvements - e.g. through improved aquaculture processes. But highly uncertain at this stage. Any effects are likely to be localised not affect the overall status of coastal or transitional waterbodies. None required L MT Permanent 0 None required L MT Permanent? Improvements to or development of new equipment, processes techniques should result in improved efficiency, reduced dems on energy, therefore reduced emissions Priority should be given to projects that seek to deliver better energy efficiency. L MT Permanent +

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