East of Jones Bank

Site overview: This is an offshore site that covers an area of 359 km2 and is a foraging area for certain seabird species as well as being a spawning and nursery area for fish.
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


49° 59' 58" North,
7° 33' 30" West

Surface Area

359.36 km2
(138.75 mi.2 )


81.77 km
(50.81 mi.)

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