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We received 9,170 responses to this consultation.
23 Marine conservation zones were announced on 17 January 2016.
We want to know what you think about the 23 sites we are proposing to designate as Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). We are also asking for views on adding extra features to 10 MCZs designated in 2013.
MCZs are areas of sea where we protect rare or important features from damaging activity. They protect important habitats like honeycomb worm reefs and seagrass beds as well as species such as native oyster and stalked jellyfish.