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Offshore Marine Protected Areas

This page provides links to the Site Information Centres (SICs), which have been developed for designated offshore MPAs in the UK. Information about MPAs located in both territorial and offshore waters is available on JNCC's interactive map.

To access the Site Information Centre, please click on the relevant site in the table below:

Anton Dohrn Seamount SAC North-West of Jones Bank MCZ
Bassurelle Sandbank SAC North-West Rockall Bank SAC
Braemar Pockmarks SAC Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain NCMPA
Bristol Channel Approaches SAC Offshore Brighton MCZ
Cape Bank MCZ Offshore Overfalls MCZ
Central Fladen NCMPA Orford Inshore MCZ
Croker Carbonate Slabs SAC Outer Firth of Forth and St Andrews Bay Complex SPA
Darwin Mounds SAC Outer Thames Estuary SPA
Dogger Bank SAC Pisces Reef Complex SAC
East of Gannet and Montrose Fields NCMPA Pobie Bank Reef SAC
East of Haig Fras MCZ Queenie Corner MCZ
East of Start Point MCZ Scanner Pockmark SAC
East Rockall Bank SAC Seas off Foula SPA
Farnes East MCZ Seas off St Kilda SPA
Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt NCMPA Skomer, Skokholm and the Seas off Pembrokeshire SPA
Firth of Forth Banks Complex NCMPA Solan Bank Reef SAC
Fulmar MCZ Southern North Sea SAC
Geikie Slide and Hebridean Slope NCMPA South Dorset MCZ
Greater Haig Fras MCZ South of Celtic Deep MCZ
Greater Wash SPA South of the Isles of Scilly MCZ
Haig Fras SAC South Rigg MCZ
Haisborough, Hammond and Winterton SAC South-West Deeps (West) MCZ
Hatton Bank cSAC South West Approaches to the Bristol Channel MCZ
Hatton-Rockall Basin NCMPA South West Deeps (East) MCZ
Holderness Offshore MCZ Stanton Banks SAC
Inner Bank MCZ Swallow Sand MCZ
Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge SAC The Barra Fan and Hebrides Terrace Seamount NCMPA
Irish Sea Front SPA The Canyons MCZ
Kentish Knock East MCZ Turbot Bank NCMPA
Liverpool Bay SPA West Shetland Shelf NCMPA
Markham's Triangle MCZ West of Copeland MCZ
North Anglesey Marine SAC West of Scotland Deep Sea Marine Reserve
North Channel SAC West of Walney MCZ
North-east Faroe-Shetland Channel NCMPA West of Wight-Barfleur MCZ
North-East of Haig Fras MCZ West Wales Marine SAC
North East of Farnes Deep MCZ Western Channel MCZ
North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef SAC Wight-Barfleur Reef SAC
North-west Orkney NCMPA Wyville Thomson Ridge SAC

For further information about Marine Protected Areas, their site designations and what is protected in Marine Protected Areas, go to 'About MPAs'.

JNCC is periodically working to improve the usefulness of the offshore MPA Site Information Centres.  An overview of our recent significant changes can be found in our audit document.  If you have any feedback, please contact us stating Site Information Centre feedback in the subject line.  If you are interested in viewing archived versions of JNCC’s Offshore MPA Site Information Centres, you can access them through The National Archives website.


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