IOM recognised as Important Marine Mammal Area

As of 27th February 2024, the Isle of Man is now recognised as an Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA). This is part of 33 new IMMA’s in the North East Atlantic and Baltic Sea. We are delighted to have our island officially recognised as an important area for cetaceans after monitoring our local species for the past 18 years.

IMMAs are defined as discrete portions of habitat, important to marine mammal species, that have the potential to be delineated and managed for conservation. They are not legal designations but independent, peer-reviewed assessments based on criteria supported by data.

For more information on the Central Irish Sea IMMA please follow this link