North Anglesey Marine / Gogledd Môn Forol cSAC
MPA TypeCandidate 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 date1 January 2017
Surface Area3,249.50 km2 (1,254.64 mi.2)
Perimeter375.29 km (233.19 mi.)
Seasearch divers carry out targeted surveys within this site, concentrating on priority features and habitats. Diving is limited by weather conditions and boat availability.Learn more about Seasearch
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