MMO Guidance on Seal Watching

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have released guidance on seal watching which outlines precautions to take into consideration when watching or swimming with seals. Getting close to the seals is discouraged and the MMO detail the legislation that both grey seals and common/ harbour seals are protected¬†in the form of Marine Protected Areas. With the recent release of the ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile game the MMO advises up and coming Pokemon masters to refrain from using the Coquet to St Mary’s Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) as a hunting area.

The full guidance from the MMO can be read here.

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