Insights into how fully we are protecting and managing our marine environment.
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) boundaries downloaded from JNCC website and used under Open Government Licence for public sector information.
Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) boundaries downloaded from Natural England website and used under Open Government Licence for public sector information.
Special Protection Areas (SPAs) downloaded from JNCC website and used under Open Government Licence for public sector information.
Inshore fisheries regulator (IFCA) boundaries provided by IFCAs.
Scottish NCMPA data downloaded from Scottish Natural Heritage website.
Closed areas have been derived directly from byelaws. Landward components have been derived from Ordnance Survey Mean High Water (OS OpenData, contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2015).
Background mapping is OpenStreetMap © OpenStreetMap contributors.
Note: the data displayed on the map has been simplified to facilitate display.
For more detailed broad-scale habitat data, you can review the EMODnet broad-scale habitat map for Europe (www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu).
EMODnet/MESH habitat maps from survey (seagrass, sand, mud, mixed sediments)
JNCC Annex I reef (reef)
UKSeaMap (sand, mud, mixed sediments)