Axe Estuary

Site overview This proposed site stretches along approximately 2.5km of the Axe Estuary, surrounded mainly by marshes and farmland. This is an important nursery area for fish, including bass.
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 ÔÇô 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


50° 42' 51" North,
3° 3' 22" West

Surface Area

0.33 km2
(0.13 mi.2 )


15.43 km
(9.59 mi.)

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