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Croker Carbonate Slabs MPA

Published date 2021-08-19

Status: Special Area of Conservation (SAC) The Croker Carbonate Slabs MPA is an area in the mid-Irish Sea, approximately 30 km west of Anglesey. The site lies in 70 m water depth in the north, descend...

East Rockall Bank MPA

Published date 2023-05-02

Status: Special Area of Conservation (SAC) East Rockall Bank SAC is situated 320 km west of the Outer Hebrides, to the west of Scotland. The site runs along the eastern edge of Rockall Bank, which for...

West of Walney MPA

Published date 2023-05-09

JNCC and Natural England have jointly prepared updated formal conservation advice for West of Walney MCZ. Further information is available in the Conservation Advice section below. Status: Marine C...

North Anglesey Marine MPA

Published date 2023-03-31

The North Anglesey Marine SAC extends from the northern coast of the Isle of Anglesey into the Irish Sea, and has been identified as an area of importance for harbour porpoise, especially in the summe...

Echoes in the deep Blog#5

Published date 2019-06-01

At Greater Haig Fras MCZ we have been busy collecting multibeam data from within the site, to the north and west of the central Haig Fras rock complex. We’ve targeted the survey area with the multibea...

National Museums Scotland Blog #1

Published date 2020-02-06

Survey Collections: sorting and archiving Last week, my colleague and I went up to the National Museums Scotland Collection Centre in Edinburgh. JNCC gives biological samples from each Marine Protecte...

New Year New Beginnings

Published date 2021-01-29

The start of a new year brings with it the promise of hope and new beginnings, though it may not feel much like it as we approach the end of a cold and dark January, still stuck in the middle of a glo...

Goodbye from Fulmar MCZ

Published date 2021-12-21

In the past week we’ve finally had some good weather in the wake of storm Barra, allowing us to complete our MPA monitoring sampling at Fulmar Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) as part of this JNCC/Cefas...

Stony coral tissue loss disease identification, monitoring and treatment training in Montserrat and Anguilla

Published date 2022-02-04

Our latest blog post is provided by Abbie Dosell and Bryony Meakins, from our International Implementation Team. They tell us about some training workshops which were recently held on the UK Overseas ...

Seas off Foula SPA

Published date 2020-12-03

Status: Special Protection Area (SPA) The Seas off Foula SPA lies north of the Scottish mainland and about 15 km west of Shetland, covering the waters surrounding Foula. The site protects important fe...

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