Closed consultation

Marine Conservation Zones: third tranche of designations

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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.


Seeking views on plans to designate 41 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK and views on proposed new features to be added to 12 existing MCZs.

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Consultation description

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.

Published 8 June 2018