Welsh Government designates first Marine Conservation Zone

The Welsh Government has designated its first Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in the waters around Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Skomer Island was originally designated as a Marine Nature Reserve in 1990 but this designation is automatically altered to an MCZ due to the commencement of provisions in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 Part 5 which came into force in Wales on December 12th 2014. For more information follow this link.

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