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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Schedule 12: Transitional Provision Relating to Mczs

969.This Schedule makes transitional provision relating to the coming into force of the provisions about MCZs in Part 5.

970.Paragraph 2 provides that, from the date when Marine Nature Reserves are abolished and replaced by MCZs, any existing Marine Nature Reserve is to be treated as an MCZ. Lundy and Skomer will therefore become MCZs following the commencement of the Act. For as long as conservation objectives for these MCZs remain the same as they were for the former MNRs, no further consultation will be required. If, however, changes are proposed to the conservation objectives for the former MNRs, consultation will be required to agree the conservation objectives for the site.

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