Policy paper

Steps for assessing Marine Conservation Zone proposals

Technical description of the steps undertaken in the assessment process for selecting sites for Marine Conservation Zones.

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

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Steps for assessing Marine Conservation Zone proposals

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The Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) consultation document contains full details of the background to the process for identifying potential MCZ sites, including the process by which the stakeholder-led Regional Projects made their recommendations, the development of the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies’ (SNCBs) advice on these recommendations and the Impact Assessment of potential costs and benefits.

This document is intended to be a technical description of the steps undertaken in the assessment process for selecting sites to propose for designation in the first tranche. An explanation of this processes intended for non-experts was provided in paragraphs 4.1.1 - 4.1.11 of the consultation document.

Published 4 March 2013