Wales: marine conservation zones, 20 Jun 2012 00:00

A government adviser is trying to allay concerns about restrictions imposed by planned marine conservation zones (MCZs) around the Welsh coast. The Welsh government will create three or four MCZs by 2014 from a list of 10 potential sites identified by experts. Campaigners say the zones will destroy fishing and tourist industries in the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey. But Dr David Parker says "normal recreational activities" will not suffer and fish stocks will improve.

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