Inner Bank

Site overview: This is both an inshore and offshore site, measuring 119 km2. The area contains an area of ecological importance, an ancient river system which adds to the complex sea floor. There is also a seasonal thermal front here. This area is an important nursery and spawning ground for fish species.

At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, a type of Marine Protected Area - but should be. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 if this site should be protected, make sure your voice is heard. Take action to ensure this site becomes a properly protected area.

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


50° 44' 7" North,
0° 52' 55" East

Surface Area

199.03 km2
(76.85 mi.2 )


63.03 km
(39.17 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site