Was the first to be designated in the UK by UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.
A voluntary effort by the NDFA, Welsh and Belgian fishers, which is an area closed to mobile fishing (trawling) for 6 months of the year to protect nursery grounds for Ray species and allows spawning to take place. This area also protects many other species.
A gentlemen’s agreement between local and visiting fishermen who use static and mobile gear fishing – in line with the Ray Box.
The UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone and No Take Zone (initially a voluntary measure). Originally put in place by the Bideford
An EU regulated 3,600 square mile area that is closed to all EU fishing fleets between February and March each year, which protects spawning fish by means of a total fishing ban.