The marine environment around England is extremely rich and diverse. England’s seas contain amazing underwater landscapes and over 10,000 species, including many of national and European importance.
Natural England works to ensure that our marine environment is
better understood, valued and protected.
Natural England's work in the marine environment:
(1 March 2013) The mud and sand sediments that form in coastal and intertidal areas provide a crucial environment for a wide range of marine species and habitats, but whether these naturally dynamic environments recover from disturbance is not well understood.
(11 February 2013) The first No-Take Zone in England marks its tenth anniversary
(13 December 2012) Decisions about the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) moved a step closer today after Defra announced the start of its public consultation. The Defra led consultation covers recommendations for MCZs that have been put forward by sea users working together through four regional MCZ projects.
(4 December 2012) Detailed conservation advice for European Marine Sites (EMS) is now available in one central location on our website. Natural England has created the new page in our publications catalogue in response to many requests from our customers.
(10 October 2012) During Autumn 2012 Natural England is carrying out informal dialogue with stakeholders about proposals for a marine Special Protection Area (SPA) along the south Cornwall coast between Falmouth Bay and St Austell Bay.