Lincs Belt

Site overview: This is an inshore site measuring 176 km2 and is an important spawning ground for many species of fish. The little tern also uses this area for foraging.
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


53° 24' 38" North,
0° 16' 26" East

Surface Area

180.11 km2
(69.54 mi.2 )


80.42 km
(49.97 mi.)

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