Otter Estuary

Site Overview This is a really important nursery area for many types of fish, including bass. The muddy seabed here provides a home to all sorts of worms and burrowing animals. In turn these provide a food source for large numbers of birds including Curlews and Lapwings. The Seahorse Trust have shown that seahorses are even found in this area.
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


50° 38' 9" North,
3° 18' 27" West

Surface Area

0.10 km2
(0.04 mi.2 )


9.81 km
(6.09 mi.)

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