Marine conservation zone 2013 designation: The Manacles

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

Applies to England


The Manacles 2013 designation map

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The Manacles MCZ is an inshore site located on the southern coast of Cornwall which covers a total area of approximately 3.5 km2. The MCZ extends 2 km from the coastline to encompass a series of large underwater rocky outcrops known as The Manacles.

New features have been added to this site. This is because we have new evidence to support their designation.

Further information

Published 21 November 2013
Last updated 21 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the amended designation order.

  2. First published.