Designated Offshore MCZ Factsheets


To date 50 MCZs have been designated by Defra under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The designation orders for these sites are available on Defra’s publication catalogue.

In order to describe each of the designated MCZs, Defra have produced a factsheet for each site which provides an illustration of the features the site will protect. The MCZ factsheets can be found through the links below. More detailed information about each site is available in our Site Information Centres.



Factsheets are also available for the designated inshore MCZs from Natural England’s website.