MCZ project guidance and advice protocols (MCZ001)

This page includes the guidance used by the regional MCZ projects to help them make recommendations for MCZs. It also includes the protocols that set out the standards against which JNCC and Natural England is producing advice to Defra on recommended MCZs. Publication dates range between 20011 and 2012.

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Natural England and JNCC - SNCBs MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol - Assessing certainty in the appropriateness of conservation objectives, PDF, 394.0 KB 2013/06/20
Natural England and JNCC. Marine Conservation Zone Project: ADDENDUM to Project Delivery Guidance on the process to select MCZs. Sheffield and Peterborough: Natural England and JNCC, 2012, PDF, 360.0 KB 2012/12/11
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol G - Assessing risk to recommended Marine Conservation Zones 2012, PDF, 420.8 KB 2012/07/16
Natural England & JNCC. The Marine Conservation Zone Project: Ecological Network Guidance. Version 10. 2010, PDF, 2.4 MB 2012/07/02
Natural England and JNCC. Marine Conservation Zone Project: Project Delivery Guidance on the process to select Marine Conservation Zones. Sheffield and Peterborough: Natural England and JNCC, 2010, PDF, 1.1 MB 2012/07/02
Natural England and JNCC. Marine Conservation Zone Project: Conservation Objective Guidance. Version 2. 2011, PDF, 1.1 MB 2012/07/02
Natural England and JNCC. Marine Conservation Zone Project Summary of Conservation Objective Guidance. Version 2. 2011, PDF, 349.4 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol A - The Principles Underpinning Our Statutory Nature Conservation Body Advice On Marine Conservation Zone Designation, PDF, 298.9 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol B - Quality assurance and independent expert review, PDF, 229.4 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol C - Document style and format, PDF, 331.2 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol D - Standards and protocols development: Version Control, Record Keeping and Evidence Panels, PDF, 204.7 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol E - Assessing the scientific confidence in the presence and extent of features in recommended Marine Conservation Zones, PDF, 839.3 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol F - Assessing scientific confidence of feature condition, PDF, 559.3 KB 2012/07/02
Natural England & JNCC. SNCBs' MCZ Advice Project Technical Protocol H - Assessing the contribution of existing sites to the network, PDF, 312.9 KB 2012/07/02