This report should be read in conjunction with Harwood et al. (2014), which describes an interim protocol for implementing the Population Consequences of Disturbance approach for quantifying and assessing the effects of UK offshore renewable energy developments on marine mammal populations. Together, these reports should enable developers to be confident that the information on marine mammals that they provide in their ESs and HRAs is relevant and appropriate, and to help regulators and their advisors ensure that the assessments of the potential population consequences of these developments are consistent and comprehensive.
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