In November 2009, The Marine and Coastal Access Act received Royal Assent, containing legislation pertaining to the creation of an ecologically coherent network of MPAs.
Net Gain is one of four regional Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) projects in England that will work with sea users and interest groups to identify Marine Conservation Zones. These new protected areas will be designated at the end of 2012.
Visit our sister projects at their websites:
Irish Sea Conservation Zones-Irish Sea: www.irishseaconservation.org.uk
Balanced Seas-South East: www.balancedseas.org
Finding Sanctuary-South West: www.finding-sanctuary.org