MPA OSPAR Faial-Pico

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Last Updated July 31, 2018, 13:19 (UTC)
Created July 31, 2018, 13:15 (UTC)
Language Eng
Abstract Management authority name: Natural Park of Faial and Natural Park of Pico (Regional Directorate for the Environment - Regional Secretary for Agriculture and the Environment); Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs - Regional Secretariate for the Sea, Science and Technology Management authority web site:;; OSPAR conservation objectives/aims: Protect, conserve and restore species, habitats and ecological processes which have been adversely affected by human activities Prevent degradation of, and damage to, species, habitats and ecological processes, following the precautionary principle Protect and conserve areas that best represent the range of species, habitats and ecological processes in the maritime area Site conservation objectives/aims: Aims: Keep the natural habitats and species in a good conservation status in order to preserve biodiversity; Promote an effective management for the sustainable use of resources, including fisheries and activities with low environmental impact; Improve regional sustainable development; Protect natural values,species, habitats and ecosystems. Additional conservation objectives/aims: Due to the diversity of ecological situations it comprehends, the channel is one of the best examples in the Azores representing a large number of species, habitats and ecological processes that occur on the coasts of Macaronesia.
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Classification Oceans
INSPIRE theme Oceanographic geographical features
Lineage --> Delimitation of the CS8 (Faial-Pico Channel OSPAR) available at
Responsible party Organisation: Ecologic Institute
Role: Author
Spatial extent - North 40.62
Spatial extent - South 36.02
Spatial extent - East -23.89
Spatial extent - West -32.44

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