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|Marine Nature Reserve (MNR)||an area of sea and seabed (which can include intertidal areas) designated under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) for the purpose of conserving marine flora and fauna or geological or physiographic features of special interest and/or providing opportunities for study and research. The designation can be applied throughout UK territorial waters; sites designated already are Lundy MNR (England), Skomer MNR (Wales), Strangford Lough MNR (Northen Ireland) (Anon, 2001).|
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