North-East of Haig Fras

Site overview: This site is located approximately 67 km north west of Land’s End, in the Celtic Sea. It has an area of around 400 km2. Lots of sponges and anemones live on the rocks in this site. Pea urchins and brittlestars are some of the most common species living on the sand here.
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


50° 45' 3" North,
7° 1' 17" West

Surface Area

463.75 km2
(179.05 mi.2 )


86.94 km
(54.02 mi.)

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