Camel Estuary

Site overview: This is a small inshore site that which covers an area of 2km2. It is an important site for the European eel, and acts as a fish nursery area. The area of saltmarsh in this site is also important for feeding birds.
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° 31' 50" North,
4° 52' 7" West

Surface Area

2.22 km2
(0.86 mi.2 )


35.78 km
(22.23 mi.)

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