Scotland plans EU’s largest marine reserve

The largest marine protected area in Europe is among five regions put forward by the Scottish government to the European Commission for designation on 2 November

The largest marine protected area in Europe is among five regions put forward by the Scottish government to the European Commission for designation on 2 November.

It has nominated five sites to become special areas of conservation (SACs), including the 15,694 square kilometre Hatton Bank, which would be Europe’s largest.

The volcanic bank. 500km west of the isle of Lewis, eclipses the previous largest SAC, the 12,000km2 Dogger Bank in the North Sea (ENDS Report 440, p 28).

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