Marine conservation zone 2013 designation: Poole Rocks

This inshore marine conservation zone (MCZ) was designated on 21 November 2013.


Poole Rocks 2013 designation map

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Poole Rocks MCZ is an inshore site covering an area of around 4 km2 and is one of the smaller MCZs. It lies to the east of the entrance to Poole Harbour and approximately 2 to 2.5km to the east of the beachfront at Sandbanks. The site protects an area of rocky outcrops within the sediment-dominated Poole Bay.

Further information

Published 21 November 2013