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Report to the Secretary of State of the 2011 consultation on the selection of three UK offshore Special Areas of Conservation 2012

Marine Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology


This document sets out the process undertaken by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) for the formal consultation on the three possible Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) – Croker Carbonate Slabs, Pisces Reef Complex, and Wight-Barfleur Reef. A total of 15 responses to the consultation were received. This report summarises the purpose of the consultation, how it was carried out, how the responses were analysed, what the nature of the responses was by sector, and the key messages arising from it.

Following the consultation, JNCC reviewed the scientific case for selection of each site and drew up final site recommendations, taking into account representations made during the consultation. Final impact assessments were also drafted to comply with Government guidance and were submitted along with the final recommendation to Defra.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2012··

Report produced to summarise the consultation on three offshore Special Areas of Conservation

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·03·03

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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