This inshore marine conservation zone (MCZ) was designated on 21 November 2013.
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The Upper Fowey and Pont Pill MCZs consist of two spatially separate areas. These estuary sites located on the Cornish coast protects a total area of 2 km2 making it one of the smallest MCZs. The larger area protects the upper tidal reaches of the Fowey estuary extending to Lostwithiel and including the River Lerryn, Penpoll Creek and Bodmin Pill. The smaller area protects Pont Pill, a tributary estuary flowing into the Fowey on the Eastern side near Polruan.
January 2016: A new feature has been added to this site. This is because we have new evidence to support their designation.
Published: 21 November 2013
Updated: 21 January 2016
- Added the amended designation order.
- First published.