The Welsh Government’s first consultation on proposed Marine Conservation Zones has been launched. This first consultation considers 10 potential Marine Conservation Zones, however only 3-4 sites will be designated in 2014. The new Marine Conservation Zones will be highly protected, where no extractive or depositional activities will be permitted within their boundaries. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and will close on 31st July. To find out more and have your say, click here.