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Detail of outcome
We received over 48,500 responses received, 98% of which were from 3 organised campaigns, alongside 964 individual responses.
The 41 sites and 12 additional features were designated on 31 May 2019.
Detail of feedback received
We are currently analysing responses to this consultation and these will feed into the final decisions on sites to be designated in 2019. We plan to publish a summary of responses to this consultation alongside the final decisions on sites to be designated by June 2019.
We want to know what you think about our proposals to designate a further 41 MCZs around the UK. We are also seeking your views on plans to add new features to 12 existing MCZs. 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.