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British Wildlife 33.7 June 2022

The Plymouth Sound National Marine Park: what’s in it for wildlife?

Plans for the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park are well underway, and here Keith Hiscock describes the diversity of marine life that currently exists within the boundaries of the proposed park and discusses the potential benefits of the new National Marine Park status.  

The proposal for a National Marine Park in and around Plymouth Sound was launched in June 2018 and the establishment of a park declared on 14th September 2019. Proposal no. 21 in Glover’s (2019) review of protected landscapes notes: ‘We heard the case for a Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, an initiative being developed in part by Plymouth City Council, and we strongly support it in principle.’

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