Solentpedia
Home  Contact  Site Map
About EMS  About SEMS  Contact  Publications  News

MPA Conservation Advice

Natural England has a statutory responsibility to provide conservation advice for all Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within English territorial waters. MPA designations in these waters are European Marine Sites (Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protection Areas, Ramsar Sites and Marine Conservation Zones). Natural England are currently preparing conservation advice packages for all Marine Protected Areas.  These packages and supporting documents help with site assessments and detail the impact of marine activity in sensitive areas. The final packages are Natural England’s formal statutory advice.

Natural England published the new final conservation advice package for Portsmouth Harbour SPA in 2015. The packages for the other sites in the Solent are still being developed.