Pisces Reef Complex

Site overview: This site is in the western Irish Sea, in the north-west mud basin. It is approximately midway between the Isle of Man and the coast of Northern Ireland. This is a really muddy area, although boulders and rocks do manage to stick through the mud and can get to 35m in height. These areas support a huge variety of burrowing animals, sponges and fish.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Site of Community Importance
MPA Purpose
Sites which have been adopted by the EC, but not yet formally designated by governments of Member States are known as Sites of Community Importance (SCIs)


54° 8' 52" North,
5° 15' 8" West

Surface Area

8.74 km2
(3.37 mi.2 )


19.60 km
(12.18 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs
  • Reefs (Annex I habitat)