East of Celtic Deep

Site overview: This is a relatively small offshore site which covers an area of 94 km2. The depth range is 50 meters, with the western edge dipping below 100 meters. During the summer the plankton here provide food for a range of sea creatures. The site is also an important spawning ground for several fish species, including cod, sole and haddock.
At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a 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


51° 29' 56" North,
5° 47' 51" West

Surface Area

94.90 km2
(36.64 mi.2 )


48.23 km
(29.97 mi.)

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