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MCZ Levels of Evidence 2016

Marine Protected Areas Evidence Marine conservation zone


These documents provide advice on when data supports a feature/site for designation as a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) from a scientific, evidence-based perspective. The first version was published in 2015, and the advice was used by JNCC and Natural England during the provision of advice to Defra for Tranche Two designations of MCZs.

Owing to the nature of the scope of Tranche Three, some changes to the process set out were required, and as such an addendum was made to this paper in November 2016.

The approach is based on the MCZ Advice protocols, produced in 2012 and 2013.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2016··

These documents set out a process for providing scientific advice on the interpretation of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) evidence and data-certainty assessments.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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