Public Consultation on MCZs

Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced in December the commencement of public consultation on Marine Conservation Zones (MCZsMCZ Marine Conservation Zone). The consultation document and annexes can be viewed at You will already have seen comment and concern expressed on this under our Marine Reserves page which indicate that it will be a battle to secure even those considered vitally necessary by expert opinion.

You still have ample time to submit your views as the public consultation will run until midnight on 31st March 2013 which should give everyone with an interest in our marine environment the opportunity to provide more evidence on the proposed designation decisions before they are finalised.

A response form is included as Annex H to the consultation document at You can also respond to the consultation either by e-mail to email hidden; JavaScript is required or by post to:

MCZMCZ Marine Conservation Zone team
c/o Post Room
Nobel House
17 Smith Square

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