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Use the documents, presentations and reports on this page to find out more about the Irish Sea and our project to identify areas of it for environmental protection.

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Download our PowerPoint presentation about marine conservation zones1 MB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Cheshire614 KB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Merseyside4 MB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Lancashire (part 1)3 MB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Lancashire (part 2)2 MB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Cumbria (part 1)4 MB
Read the word-for-word report of our county workshop in Cumbria (part 2)2 MB
Download our leaflet on the Irish Sea Conservation Zone project704 KB
Find out how our important stakeholder group was set up92 KB
Find out about the different kinds of Marine Protected Areas that will make up the UK's network332 KB
Read the full report on our first Regional Stakeholder Group meeting1 MB
Read the full report from the second of our Regional Stakeholder Group meetings493 KB
Download our quick reference version of the important ecological guidance for setting up Marine Conservation Zones.2 MB
Read the guidance on locating Marine Conservation Zones in areas with existing or planned marine activities, such as wind farms.676 KB
Read the full report from our third Regional Stakeholder Group meeting401 KB
Find out how and when any fishing restrictions would be applied in Marine Conservation Zones.145 KB
Read the full report from our fourth Regional Stakeholder Group meeting2 MB
Read the full report from our fifth Regional Stakeholder Group meeting618 KB
Read the report from our Focus Group meetings.pdf596 KB
Read the report of our sixth Regional Stakeholder Group meeting2 MB
Read the report of our seventh Regional Stakeholder Group meeting2 MB
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  • THE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MARINE CONSERVATION ZONES IN THE IRISH SEA PROJECT AREA ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  

  • Find out how to contact your spokesperson on the Irish Sea Regional Stakeholder Group.

  • Find out how you can have your say on Marine Conservation Zones in the Irish Sea.

  • What are Marine Conservation Zones, where will they be and who chooses them?  

  •  Find out how we are part of wider plans to extend marine protection around the UK and Europe.
     

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  • The latest suggestions for possible Marine Conservation Zones in the Irish Sea project area have been published.

  • The four MCZ projects around England will have several extra months to deliver their recommendations to the government.

  • We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to meet our liaison staff or fill in questionnaires during 2010.