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Marine Protected Areas

Help us ensure Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK

The UK’s iconic seas and coast are home to some of the most colourful, fascinating and beautiful marine life in the world, supporting everything from valuable fish stocks, to delicate jewel anemones, Basking sharks and Angel sharks. The wealth of our seas lies in their diversity. An ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas is needed to ensure a proportion of our seas is protected and recovers.

Whilst we are working to ensure that we have enough MPAs in the right places, protecting the right things, we also work to ensure that the management of these places is right. We’ve a track record of success in this area, but need to keep the pressure on.

mpa map Click here to visit the English Marine Protected Areas page Click here to visit the Scottish Marine Protected Areas page Click here to visit the Welsh Marine Protected Areas page Visit the N.Ireland page

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