Policy paper

Science advisory panel assessment of the marine conservation zone regional project final recommendations

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Report on how the final recommendations on MCZs meets the requirements of the Ecological Network Guidance (ENG).

Documents

Part A - SAP Assessment of the Regional Project Final Recommendations - PB13680

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Part B - Assessment of evidence adduced in the Regional Projects’ rMCZ and rRA site descriptions

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Appendix 1 - site scores

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Appendix 1 - site scores (.csv format)

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Detail

This report (part A) provides an independent assessment by the Science Advisory Panel (SAP) of the extent to which the final recommendations of the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Regional Projects meet the requirements of the Ecological Network Guidance (ENG) for an ecologically coherent network.

An accompanying report (part B), in the form of a spreadsheet and commentary, provides an assessment of the evidence used to support the recommended MCZs and draft conservation objectives.

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