North Anglesey Marine / Gogledd Môn Forol cSAC

Status: Designated

MPA Type

Candidate Special Area of Conservation

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds). Sites which have been submitted to the European Commission by Government, but not yet formally adopted by the Commission, are referred to as candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSACs).

Designation date

1 January 2017

Surface Area

3,249.50 km2 (1,254.64 mi.2)

Perimeter

375.29 km (233.19 mi.)

  • Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

    The harbour porpoise is the smallest and most common cetacean recorded in UK waters. 


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Seasearch divers carry out targeted surveys within this site, concentrating on priority features and habitats. Diving is limited by weather conditions and boat availability.

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Over 500,000 records on undersea habitats and species have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers providing significant evidence for inshore ‘marine protected areas’

To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’

Over 170 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum signed up to our Marine Charter calling for a network of ‘marine protected areas’ in UK Seas