North of Lundy

Site overview: This area provides a vital home to a variety of species such as burrowing anemones, segmented worms and small crustaceans, as well as squid, bass, rays and cuttlefish. This area is located approximately 14 km north-west of the nearest land at Morte Point in North Devon.
At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, which is a type of Marine Protected Area. This site must be protected. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 whether this site should be protected, make sure your voice is heard. Take action to ensure this site becomes a properly protected area. Currently bottom trawling, a damaging type of fishing, occurs in the site.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


51° 20' 27" North,
4° 31' 20" West

Surface Area

357.82 km2
(138.16 mi.2 )


95.16 km
(59.13 mi.)

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