Written ministerial statement on Marine Conservation Zones

The Government’s first step to identifying new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in English waters was taken forward through four regional MCZ projects managed by the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, who are Natural England and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

The regional projects provided their recommendations for proposed sites for MCZs, these have been reviewed by the independent Science Advisory Panel (SAP) and their advice to the SNCBs and Defra has been published.

Read more on the Defra website…