Welsh Government consults on better protection for Welsh seas

On 19th April, the Welsh Government launched a new consultation on Marine Conservation Zones in Welsh inshore waters which will run until 31st July.  The consultation is the first in a series that seeks to collect views and information on the potential site options for Welsh waters selected by the MCZ Project Wales.

Jewel Anemones Paul Naylor

Jewel Anemones Paul Naylor

The consultation considers 10 potential sites, on the basis that only 3-4 will eventually be designated.   Welsh Government have decided that these new sites will be highly protected, and are intended to supplement our existing protected sites.  The full consultation is available here.

Achieving a well-managed network of Marine Protected Areas in Wales will be critical if we are to achieve our vision of Living Seas.  However, we need your help to show the level of support for Marine Protected Areas in Wales, and you can do so in two ways:

·         Sign our Petition Fish campaign online or in person at one of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales reserves.

·         Look out for details in the next e-news of how to respond to the MCZ consultation to show your support.