JNCC - Cefas partnership reports

The JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report Series documents work carried out under the JNCC – Cefas Partnering Charter, a partnership between the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and JNCC that allows both government bodies to deliver high quality evidence to help inform decisions about the marine environment.  For more information about any of these reports, please contact either the  or   at JNCC. 


Jenkins, C., Nelson, M., Whormersley, P., Johnson, G., Cameron, A., Barry, J., Eggleton, J., Church, N. & Webb, K.
This is the first report of the JNCC/Cefas Partnership Report Series, investigating how available data on fishing activity obtained from Vessel Monitoring Systems can be used within the UK Marine Biodiversity Monitoring R&D Programme.
McIlwaine, P.
This report presents the data collected during a cruise (code CEND0514) on the RV Cefas Endeavour from 20–31 March 2014 to survey the area within and around the Central Fladen NCMPA.
Ware, S. & McIlwaine, P.
The survey at Dogger Bank SCI was carried out between 17 May and 6 June 2014 on the RV Cefas Endeavour.
Barrio Froján, C., Diesing, M. & Curtis, M.
It was the purpose of this investigation to conduct a dedicated multidisciplinary survey of the Haig Fras area, both to confirm its extent in relation to the existing SCI boundary and to produce an updated habitat map.
Callaway, A.
CEND0915 survey report: Baseline monitoring at Haig Fras candidate Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance and East of Haig Fras Marine Conservation Zone.
Vanstaen, K. & Whomersley, P.
The survey at the North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef Site of Community Interest(NNS & SR SCI) was carried out between 4 and 25 November 2013 on the RV Cefas Endeavour (Survey CEND 22/13 and CEND 23/13). The survey was split in two parts: Part 1 (4–11 November 2013 – CEND 22/13) included a training element for JNCC staff, and the survey team therefore included a large number of JNCC staff. The survey team for part 2 (12 – 25 November 2013 – CEND 23/13) was focussed on science objectives and included Cefas marine ecologists, habitat mappers and survey technicians along with three representatives from JNCC.
Jenkins, C., Eggleton, J. Albrecht, J., Barry, J., Duncan, G., Golding, N. & O’Connor, J.
This report describes the findings of a dedicated survey by JNCC in partnership with Cefas, and provides the best-available evidence to aid development of future monitoring programmes.
Archer, S. & Albrecht, J.
This JNCC/Cefas Partnership report details the seismic operations and implementation of the JNCC guidelines during the geophysical survey of the Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI.
Wood, D., Jenkins, C., Eggett, A., Judd, A. & Golding, N.
This report is of the CEND 23/15 survey which was undertaken to contribute to the development of a monitoring time-series for Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI.
Barrio Froján, C.
The geological seabed feature known as the Solan Bank High is located within the Scottish Continental Shelf Regional Sea, between 20 and 60km from the Scottish mainland, north of Cape Wrath. The bank is characterised by bedrock reef outcrops and stony reef structures interspersed with coarse and mixed sediments, and lies in a range of depth zones from the infralittoral to the deep circalittoral; it is exposed to a range of energy levels, with a resulting wide variety of associated biological communities. Since the bedrock and stony reef structures correspond with the definition of Annex I reef habitat under the European Commission (EC) Habitats Directive, the bank has been recommended by the Scottish Government as a candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC), and has been adopted by the EC as the Solan Bank Reef Site of Community Importance (SCI) whilst it awaits designation as a SAC (JNCC 2012).