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Benefits of the designation

  • Greater local awareness of the value of the marine environment
  • The marine environment will be protected for generations to come
  • International recognition of the importance of this site with regards to wildlife and habitat richness
  • The site will be contributing to global biodiversity conservation
  • Potential economic benefit e.g. tourism, sustainable fishing
  • The sustainable use of the coast
  • Greater protection for the area e.g. the SAC affords the highest protection in planning law
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