Marine Protected Areas: how to use the advice on operations workbooks

How to navigate advice on operations workbooks as part of the conservation advice package for Marine Protected Areas.



Use advice on operations to determine the potential impacts of marine activities on habitats and species within Marine Protected Areas.

Use each workbook to:

  • identify the pressures associated with the most commonly occurring marine activities
  • provide an assessment of how sensitive the habitats and species of each marine site are to these pressures

You can filter information in the workbooks to extract the most relevant information for your proposed plan or project.

This is an interim solution whilst all marine conservation advice is transferred to Natural England’s new Designated Sites System (DSS). The DSS will allow you to use a search function to access the information and evidence behind the advice more easily and will be available shortly.

See the main marine page for all marine conservation advice packages.