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Where are the UK’s marine protected areas?
As campaigners call for better protection of UK waters and the wildlife within them, we take a look at the special statuses already in place and what exactly they aim to preserve.
- By Ajay Nair, news reporter
According to the Wildlife Trusts charity, giving protected status to areas is a “tried and tested” way of protecting habitats and wildlife.
In the areas of the sea around the UK with protected status, environmentally damaging activities such as certain types of fishing are banned.
The protected zones mean any activities deemed harmful, such as dredging, or…