AD­DI­TIONAL PRO­TEC­TION FOR YORK­SHIRE COAST

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A new Ma­rine Pro­tected Area (MPA) around Flam­bor­ough and Fi­ley is ex­pected to be given the go-ahead by the gov­ern­ment. The des­ig­na­tion will in­clude pro­tec­tion for all species of seabird nest­ing along this stretch of the coast­line, in­clud­ing the puf­fin and gan­net. The MPA will ap­ply to the coast and two kilo­me­tres of in­shore wa­ters.

This stretch of coast­line is home to one of the UK’s largest seabird colonies, and is al­ready a Spe­cial Pro­tec­tion Area. It ex­tends over 7,600 hectares from Sewerby Cliffs in the East Rid­ing of York­shire to Cun­stone Nab, south of Scar­bor­ough, in North York­shire. It’s hoped the MPA will also en­cour­age more wildlife tourism to York­shire.

The MPA would in­clude two kilo­me­tres of in­shore wa­ters

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