Highly Protected Marine Areas - WMS layer 2023
This resource relates to a Web Map Service (WMS) layer showing Highly Protected Marine Area (HPMA) boundaries in English inshore and offshore waters. It was last updated in July 2023 and compiled using data from JNCC, Natural England and Ordnance Survey.
Highly Protected Marine Areas are Marine Conservation Zones protecting the whole marine ecosystem within their boundaries. They are designated under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
The layer is available to view on the JNCC MPA mapper and can also be accessed via our WMS: https://mpa-ows.jncc.gov.uk/mpa_mapper/wms
Highly Protected Marine Area boundaries are available to download from:
Resource type Dataset
Topic category Boundaries
Reference date 2023·07·05
2023-07-05: Three new HPMAs were designated
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC owner
Limitations on public access None
Use constraints Re-use of the data is subject to the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 including attribution of the relevant copyright holders. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/. If you re-use this information you must acknowledge the source in your product or application by including or linking to the following attribution statement: Contains Joint Nature Conservation Committee data © copyright and database right 2023. Contains Natural England data © copyright and database right 2023. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2023.
Metadata date 2023·07·05
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC
Temporal extent 2023·07·05 2023·07·05