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Admiral Gardner (Wreck) Ailsa Craig (SPA) Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries (SAC) Alde-Ore Estuary (SPA) Amsterdam (Wreck) Anne (Wreck) Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan (SAC) Bae Cemlyn/ Cemlyn Bay (SAC) Bann Estuary (SAC) Bartholomew Ledges (Wreck) Bassurelle Sandbank (cSAC) Belfast Lough (SPA) Belfast Lough Open Water (SPA) Benacre to Easton Bavents (SPA) Benfleet and Southend Marshes (SPA) Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast (SAC) Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4) (SPA) Bonhomme Richard (Wreck) Braemar Pockmarks (cSAC) Braunton Burrows (SAC) Breydon Water (SPA) Bridgend Flats, Islay (SPA) Brighton Marina (Wreck) Buchan Ness to Collieston coast (SPA) Burry Inlet (SPA) Calf of Eday (SPA) Canna and Sanday (SPA) Cape Wrath (SPA) Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion (SAC) Carlingford Lough (SPA) Carmarthen Bay / Bae Caerfyrddin (SPA) Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd (SAC) Cattewater (Wreck) Charmouth Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) Chesil and the Fleet (SAC) Chesil Beach and The Fleet (SPA) Chichester and Langstone Harbours (SPA) Church Rocks (Wreck) Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2) (SPA) Copinsay (SPA) Coquet Island (SPA) Coronation Inshore (Wreck) Coronation Offshore (Wreck) Cromarty Firth (SPA) Crouch and Roach Estuaries (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 3) (SPA) Culbin Bar (SAC) Darwin Mounds (cSAC) Deben Estuary (SPA) Dee Estuary (SPA) Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy (SAC) Dengie (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1) (SPA) Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet (SPA) Dornoch Firth and Morrich More (SAC) Drigg Coast (SAC) Duddon Estuary (SPA) Dungeness (SAC) Dungeness to Pett Level (SPA) Dunwich Bank (Wreck) Durlston Marine Research Area (NNR) (VMNR) Dyfi Estuary / Aber Dyfi (SPA) East Caithness cliffs (SPA) East Sanday Coast (SPA) Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór (SAC) Erme Estuary (Wreck) Erme Ingot (Wreck) Essex Estuaries (SAC) Exe Estuary (SPA) Fair Isle (SPA) Fal and Helford (SAC) Faray and Holm of Faray (SAC) Fetlar (SPA) Firth of Forth (SPA) Firth of Lorn (SAC) Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary (SAC) Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary (SPA) Flamborough Head (SAC) Flannen Isles (SPA) Forth Ilands (SPA) Foula (SPA) Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5) (SPA) Fowlsheugh (SPA) Gibraltar Point (SPA) Glannau Aberdaron and Ynys Enlli/ Aberdaron Coast and Bardsey Island (SPA) Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh (SAC) Grace Dieu (Wreck) Gruinart Flats, Islay (SPA) Gull Rock (Wreck) Haig fras (cSAC) Haisborough, Hammond and Winterton (cSAC) Hamford Water (SPA) Handa (SPA) Hanover (Wreck) Hazardous (Wreck) Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field (SPA) HM Submarine A1 (Wreck) HMS Colossus (Wreck) Holland No. 5 (Wreck) Hoy (SPA) Humber Estuary (SAC) Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast (SPA) Inner Clyde Estuary (SPA) Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge (cSAC) Inner Moray Firth (SPA) Invincible (Wreck) Iona II (Wreck) Isle of May (SAC) Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs (SAC) Isles of Scilly Complex (SAC) Kenfig/ Cynffig (SAC) Killough Harbour (SPA) Laggan, Islay (SPA) Lamlash Bay (NTZ) Land's End and Cape Bank (cSAC) Langdon Bay (Wreck) Larne Lough (SPA) Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru (SAC) Lindisfarne (SPA) Liverpool Bay/Bae Lerpwl (SPA) Lizard Point (cSAC) Loch Creran (SAC) Loch Laxford (SAC) Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods (SAC) Loch nam Madadh (SAC) Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren (SPA) Loch of Stenness (SAC) Loch Roag Lagoons (SAC) Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs (SAC) Loe Bar (Wreck) London (Wreck) Lough Foyle (SPA) Luce Bay and Sands (SAC) Lundy (SAC) Lundy (MNR) Lundy (NTZ) Lundy (MCZ) Lyme Bay and Torbay (cSAC) Mòine Mhór (SAC) Margate and Long Sands (cSAC) Marwick Head (SPA) Mary Rose (Wreck) Medway Estuary and Marshes (SPA) Mersey Estuary (SPA) Migulay and Berneray (SPA) Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes (SAC) Minsmere-Walberswick (SPA) Monach Islands (SAC) Montrose Basin (SPA) Moray and Nairn Coast (SPA) Moray Firth (SAC) Morecambe Bay (SPA) Morecambe Bay (SAC) Mousa (SAC) Murlough (SAC) Normans Bay (Wreck) North Antrim Coast (SAC) North Caithness Cliffs (SPA) North Colonsay and Western Cliffs (SPA) North Devon VMCA (VMCA) North Norfolk Coast (SPA) North Norfolk Coast (SAC) North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef (cSAC) North Rona (SAC) North Rona and Sula Sgeir (SPA) North Uist Machair (SAC) North Uist Machair and Islands (SPA) North-West Rockall Bank (cSAC) Northumberland (Wreck) Noss (SPA) Obain Loch Euphoirt (SAC) Orfordness - Shingle Street (SAC) Oronsay and South Colonsay (SPA) Oronsay and South Colonsay (SAC) Outer Ards (SPA) Outer Thames Estuary (SPA) Pagham Harbour (SPA) Papa Stour (SAC) Papa Stour (SPA) Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol (SAC) Pen Llyn a'r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau (SAC) Plymouth Sound and Estuaries (SAC) Poole Harbour (SPA) Portsmouth Harbour (SPA) Prawle Point to Plymouth Sound and Eddystone (cSAC) Purbeck Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve (VMNR) Ramsey and St David's Peninsula Coast (SPA) Rathlin Island (SPA) Rathlin Island (SAC) Red Bay (cSAC) Restoration (Wreck) Ribble and Alt Estuaries (SPA) Rill Cove (Wreck) Rooswijk (Wreck) Rousay (SPA) Royal Anne Galley (Wreck) Rum (SPA) Salcombe Cannon (Wreck) Sanday (SAC) Scanner Pockmark (cSAC) Schiedam (Wreck) Seaton Carew (Wreck) Seven Sisters Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren (SPA) Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren (SAC) Shell Flat (cSAC) Sidmouth to West Bay (SAC) Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) Solent and Isle of Wight Lagoons (SAC) Solent and Southampton Water (SPA) Solent Maritime (SAC) Solway Firth (SAC) Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) (SAC) South Edinburgh Channel (Wreck) South Uist Machair (SAC) South Uist Machair and Lochs (SPA) South Wight Maritime (SAC) South-East Islay Skerries (SAC) St Abb's Head to Fast Castle (SPA) St Anthony (Wreck) St Kilda (SPA) St. Abb's and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve (VMNR) St. Kilda (SAC) Stanton Banks (cSAC) Stirling Castle (Wreck) Stour and Orwell Estuaries (SPA) Strangford Lough (MNR) Strangford Lough (SPA) Strangford Lough (SAC) Studland Bay (Wreck) Sule Skerry and Sule Stack (SPA) Sullom Voe (SAC) Sumburgh Head (SPA) Sunart (SAC) Swash Channel (Wreck) Tamar Estuaries Complex (SPA) Tearing Ledge (Wreck) Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast (SPA) Thames Estuary and Marshes (SPA) Thanet Coast (SAC) Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay (SPA) The Needles (Wreck) The Shiant Isles (SPA) The Swale (SPA) The Vadills (SAC) The Wash (SPA) The Wash and North Norfolk Coast (SAC) Traeth Lafan/ Lavan Sands, Conway Bay (SPA) Treshnish Isles (SPA) Treshnish Isles (SAC) Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads (SPA) Tweed Estuary (SAC) Upper Solway Flats and Marshes (SPA) Wembury Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) West Bay (Wreck) West Westray (SPA) Wheel Wreck (Wreck) Wyville Thomson Ridge (cSAC) Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay (SAC) Yarmouth Roads (Wreck) Yell Sound Coast (SAC) Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and The Skerries (SPA) Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch (SPA) Click here to reset the map.
The map above outlines the location of
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) according to the definition of MPAs used for the Centre. The map currently contains information on Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA), Voluntary MPAs and Marine Nature Reserves (MNR). However, at present, historical and cultural features are not included. This interactive map will be fully developed to include key information on each of the sites e.g. contact details for the MPA manager/warden/nature conservation agency officer, a link to relevant websites including the local Sea Fishery Committee and the features for which the site is designated are listed (where available). In addition, links to relevant publications for each of the sites will be developed.
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