Sources of further information about Marine Conservation Zones

Now that the Balanced Seas RSG has submitted its final Marine Conservation Zone recommendations, the remaining project team is focussing on the Impact Assessment and there will no longer be regular regional project updates. To continue to keep informed and remain involved in the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) process in the run up to the public consultation next year:
Sign up to receive the national MCZ newsletter here:
Call the national MCZ project team with enquiries on: 01773 562626
Email the national MCZ project team with enquiries on:
Visit the following websites:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra):
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (UK offshore 12 -200 nautical miles):
Natural England (England’s inshore waters 0 – 12 nautical miles):
The Marine Conservation Zone interactive map shows all the Regional Stakeholder Group recommended sites:
Regional information relating to the Balanced Seas project is archived on this website
Enquiries regarding the Balanced Seas Impact Assessment can be directed to:
Sue Wells, Project Manager:, 07584 020775
Bernard Morizet, Economist:
Rebecca Herdson, Impact Assessment Assistant: