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Inshore SACs with Marine Components
SACs in territorial waters (within 12 nautical miles of the coast) are identified by the relevant
country conservation agency
, and co-ordinated and submitted to Government by JNCC.
Where a SAC crosses the 12 nautical mile boundary, if it lies more than 90% in territorial waters, it will be progressed by the relevant country conservation agency. Sites that are between 10 and 90% in territorial waters will be progressed jointly by the relevant country conservation agency and JNCC.
In the UK, inshore SACs are designated under the
. These are the same regulations that support the designation and management of terrestrial and freshwater SACs.
There are 80 SACs with marine components in territorial waters. There are also 9 SACs that straddle inshore and offshore waters. A
of these sites is available.
More information on SACs in the territorial waters of
is available on the country
conservation agency websites.
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