Natural England’s Advice to Defra on recommended Marine Conservation Zones (rMCZs) to be considered for consultation in 2015 is available to download.
The purpose of the evidence-based scientific advice is to enable Defra to make informed decisions about the designation of MCZs in Tranche 2. The main report contains Natural England’s evidence-based scientific advice to Defra on Tranche 2 inshore rMCZs. It is a technical document and written specifically for Defra.
The second report, Annex 9 (Site-specific Advice), is provided as a separate document to enable a wider group of readers to more easily access advice relating to specific sites considered in Tranche 2.
See related records below for Natural England’s latest advice to Defra on proposed Marine Conservation Zones to be considered for designation in Tranche 2. January 2016 (NE614)
Information on Defra’s consultation on these rMCZs can be found here
JNCC’s advice to Defra on offshore rMCZs can be found here