Posted by: Bob Payne | September 2, 2011

Dogger Bank becomes marine special area candidate

MORE than 12,000 square km of species rich sandbank, an area almost double the size of Devon, has become Britain’s latest marine protected area designed to safeguard important sea life and habitats, it emerged today. The Dogger Bank is in the middle of the North Sea and crosses the offshore waters of the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. The UK section has been submitted by the Government to the European Commission and now has candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC) status. It will be the largest European Marine Site to be submitted by any Member State for protection and links up with the existing sites in Germany and the Netherlands.

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