UK MCZ Project Newsletter

The first MCZ Project Newsletter – designed to keep stakeholders up-to-date with the work of the Marine Conservation Zone Project has just been released here.

It welcomes the Ministerial Statement, made in accordance with the Marine and Coastal Access Act, which it says takes designating Marine Conservation Zones as part of an ecologically coherent network of Marnie Protected Areas in the UK, one step closer.

The newsletter also contains information regarding the :

MCZ Designation Process

The Science Advisory Panel

The Ecological Network Guidance

Your Questions Answered: Peter Barham

Other UK MPA Projects

In Scotland new MPAs will be designated for the protection of nationally important marine habitats and species, and features of geological and geomorphological interest. Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and JNCC are working in partnership on the Scottish MPA Project.

Further information on the project will be available soon from the JNCC website.

Other Useful links

The Marine Conservation Zone Project

Draft Ecological Network Guidance

Draft Project Delivery Guidance

Different Types of Marine Protected Area

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Natural England

Category: UK Government News

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