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Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 11. Liverpool Bay and the Solway Firth: Area summaries 1998


The Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) began in 1987. Its aim was to provide information describing the marine habitats, communities and species around Great Britain. This was collected in such a way as to underpin the development of management systems for marine nature conservation and to support the identification of marine protected areas.

In this volume (MNCR Sector 11), the coast from Colwyn Bay in north Wales to the Mull of Galloway in south-west Scotland has been studied. The studies included field surveys of the shores and the subtidal zone to describe the habitats and communities (together referred to as biotopes) present and to assess their natural heritage importance. Comparable data from other organisations or previous studies have been added to provide information on over 320 sites within the region and the data analysed to classify the biotopes present. Information on the designated conservation sites and main human influences in the areas has also been compiled.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1998··

Covey, R. 1998. Marine Nature Conservation Review: Sector 11. Liverpool Bay and the Solway Firth: Area summaries (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series). JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 431 X.

This volume forms part the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR), which commenced in 1987 under the Nature Conservancy Council and continued in 1991 under JNCC until 2005.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·08·24

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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