Marine conservation zones: Isles of Scilly

This inshore marine conservation zone (MCZ) was designated on 21 November 2013. Five additional features were added to four sites on 31 May 2019.

Applies to England


Isles of Scilly MCZ: feature map

Isles of Scilly MCZ: factsheet

Isles of Scilly 2013 designation map

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The Isles of Scilly MCZs are a collection of inshore sites located around the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands located approximately 45 km south-west of the Cornish coast. The MCZs consist of 11 separate sites covering a total area of over 30 km2.

The 11 sites are:

  • Bishop to Crim
  • Bristows to the Stones
  • Gilstone to Gorregan
  • Hanjague to Deep Ledge
  • Higher Town
  • Lower Ridge to Innisvouls
  • Men a Vaur to White Island
  • Peninnis to Dry Ledge
  • Plympton to Spanish Ledge
  • Smith Sound Tide Swept Channel
  • Tean

May 2019: Five additional features were added to four sites in May 2019. This is because we have new evidence to support their designation.

Further information

Published 21 November 2013
Last updated 31 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated as five features were added to 4 sites on 31 May 2019.

  2. First published.