MPAs in our Area
There are 11 marine protected areas designated within the inshore waters of the Berwickshire and Northumberland Coast.
The inshore waters of the Berwickshire and Northumberland coast are of national and international significance for their marine life. These important areas are managed by a wide variety of organisations who work together to ensure that the special features of our coast are protected and enhanced. Our partnership co-ordinates management for the entire network of inshore marine nature conservation designations between Fast Castle Head in Scotland, and the River Tyne in England.
Partnership members include statutory regulators such as Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Environment Agency and Marine Scotland, together with ports and harbours, local authorities, Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, and conservation charities