Site overview This site is made up of two estuaries - the Wyre and the Lune - in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire. A type of fish called smelt and European eel live here. Both estuaries have saltmarsh habitats which are important fish nursery areas for a range of species such as herrings, sprats and flounders.
At risk: This site isn’t yet designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, but it should be. It is important that this site gets the protection it needs - we will be calling on the government to ensure that this site is included in the next round of designations.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


53° 58' 3" North,
2° 57' 12" West

Surface Area

92.64 km2
(35.77 mi.2 )


329.09 km
(204.49 mi.)

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