Marine conservation zones

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Marine conservation zones
  • Marine conservation zones
  • Designation of MCZs
  • England
  • Wales
  • Objective to create network of conservation sites
  • Report
  • Duties of public authorities
  • Marine conservation: England and the English offshore region
  • Byelaws—England
  • More...

Marine conservation zones

Marine conservation zones

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For more information on MCAA 2009 more generally, see Practice Note: Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009—snapshot.

MCZs create protected marine sites and complement the other designations available under the marine protected areas network, such as Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protected Areas and Marine Protected Areas.

For more details on the marine protected areas network, see Practice Note: Marine protected areas.

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