Irish Sea marine area: index map and site packages

Use the index map to find the conservation site packages in the Irish Sea marine area.


Irish Sea marine area map

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Find out if your activity, proposal or area of responsibility has a potential impact on the species and habitats in the marine protected areas in the Irish Sea.

Advice packages are listed alphabetically. Packages marked ‘awaiting update’ on the map have not been updated on the Designated Sites System but advice may still exist. These sites are not listed here, but you can search for all sites on the Designated Sites View site search. This will include links to any existing advice.

Advice packages in the Irish Sea

Cumbria Coast Marine Conservation Zone (UKMCZ0005) Formal

Drigg Coast Special Area of Conservation (UK0013031) Formal

Mersey Estuary Special Protection Area (UK9005131) Formal

Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore Special Protection Area (UK9020287) Formal

Morecambe Bay Special Area of Conservation (UK0013027) Formal

Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary Special Protection Area (UK9020326) Draft

Ribble and Alt Estuaries Special Protection Area (UK9005103) Formal

Shell Flat and Lune Deep Special Area of Conservation (UK0030376) Draft

West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (UKMCZ0045) Formal

Published 30 March 2017
Last updated 26 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary SPA added. West of Walney MCZ now at formal stage.
  2. Morecambe Bay status changed from 'draft' to 'formal'. Designation for Shell Flat and Lune Deep changed from SCI to SAC. Updated map.
  3. Map updated; 2 new sites added.
  4. First published.