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Notice ID: MFN0595195

Notice effective from
4th February 2021 to 6th March 2021

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c.23) Consultation on a draft byelaw prohibiting certain fishing gears within South Dorset Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)
The purpose of the proposed byelaw is to protect the designated features of the site. The proposed byelaw for South Dorset MCZ will protect subtidal coarse sediment, circalittoral rock and subtidal chalk from bottom towed fishing gears throughout the whole of the MCZ.
Copies of the draft byelaw and draft regulatory triage assessment, including maps and coordinates of the areas, and questions to consider are available on the MMO website (, by calling 0300 123 1032 or by emailing Copies of the byelaw may also be inspected at any MMO office. Due to the current C0V1D-19 situation, please contact MMO using the details below if you wish to inspect a copy of the draft byelaw at an MMO office. Please respond no later than 28 March 2021. You can respond by completing our online survey by visiting:  . If you are not able to access the survey, you can respond via the details below. Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are asking all stakeholders to use email rather than post if possible. By email: By telephone: 0300 123 1032 In writing: Marine Conservation Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Newcastle upon Tyre NE4 7YH


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