Orford Inshore

Site overview: This site is around 14km off the East of England, in waters that are around 20 to 30m deep. The site is acts as a nursery and spawning ground for many species of fish including dover and lemon sole, sprat and sandeels.
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


52° 5' 40" North,
1° 53' 1" East

Surface Area

71.95 km2
(27.78 mi.2 )


34.79 km
(21.61 mi.)

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