Lyme Bay conservation area ‘progressing’

FINDING Sanctuary, the project developing a sea-based conservation area encompassing Lyme Bay, has filed a second progress report to Britain’s top marine scientists.

FINDING Sanctuary, the project developing a sea-based conservation area encompassing Lyme Bay, has filed a second progress report to Britain’s top marine scientists.

Marine Conservation Zones will create a network of protected areas across England, safeguarding species and habitats of national importance.

And now organisers have presented its second progress report to the national Science Advisory Panel, an independent body comprised of expert marine scientists

Tom Hooper, the Project Manager of Finding Sanctuary, said: “We now have a number of sites that the Steering Group has selected to include in the developing network. These sites meet many of the ecological targets and have been planned in a way that minimises impacts to people’s livelihoods and leisure activities.”


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While the report does not contain concrete proposals for new MCZs in the south-west, it does set out progress being made.

The second progress report can be downloaded at www.finding-sanctuary.org

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