Marine Designations

The marine environment, just as in the terrestrial, is offered protection by a suite a environmental marine designations to protect important habitats and species. These are generally termed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the UK has signed up to international agreements that aim to establish an 'ecologically coherent network' of MPAs. This means the network will be a collection of areas that work together to provide more benefits than an individual area could provide on its own.

Some recent marine designations within or near to the Fowey Estuary inlude:

Upper Fowey & Pont Pill Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)

Falmouth Bay to St. Austell Bay Special Protection Area (SPA)

Fowey Harbour
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