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Finding Sanctuary worked with stakeholders to design Marine Conservation Zones in the seas around south-west England as part of a wider network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The goal of the MPA network was to safeguard our region's undersea habitats and marine life, and to help ensure the long-term sustainability of marine resources in the region.

VIEW THE MOST UP TO DATE MAPS OF THE CURRENT NETWORK

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Offshore

As of the 31st October 2011 the Finding Sanctuary project completed its work. For further information about the project please see the following:

1. Sign up to the MCZ project newsletter for updates

http://jncc.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=205a2a3660eb825f6170957cf&id=2eb0f14994

2. Send an e-mail to the MCZ project:

mczproject@jncc.gov.uk

3. The Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Project's interactive map: 

http://www.mczmapping.org/

4. Read more about the MCZ Project process:

a) Defra (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/marine/protect/mcz/

b)Statutory Nature Conservation bodies

  • Natural England (England's inshore 0-12 nautical miles): 

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/marine/protectandmanage/mpa/mcz/default.aspx

  • The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (UK offshore 12-200 nautical miles):

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-4525

Where can I find what I need?

  • The Finding Sanctuary final recommendations report and summary report are now available for download in the resources section.
  • For all other past progress reports and meeting reports please visit the Resources section of our website.
  • Who was your representative? Visit the Steering Group section.
  • Read our Third Progress Report here and download our Third Progress Report Summary here.
  • For a quick introduction to Finding Sanctuary and to find out about how Marine Conservation Zone recommendations were made download our Short Guide to Finding Sanctuary.
  • Information on how decisions were made and how we have engaged with our stakeholders can be found here
  • Our short Finding Sanctuary film offers you another way to learn about the project and to meet some of the stakeholders that were involved.
  • Download a Project timeline and meetings calendar.
  • To find out more about Finding Sanctuary  Marine Conservation Zones read on in the About Us section.

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Final Recommendations Report click for more

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Final Steering Group Meeting Report Available click for more

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