Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent field

555557084 WDPA ID
95.0 km² Reported Area

Type Marine Protected Areas

Location Portugal


  • Original Name Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent field
  • English Designation Marine Protected Area (OSPAR)
  • IUCN Management Category Not Reported
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation Regional
  • Status Year 2006
  • Sublocation
  • Governance Type Collaborative governance
  • Management Authority OSPAR Commission
  • Management Plan View Management Plan
  • International Criteria Not Applicable

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Sources (1)

  1. OSPAR Marine Protected Areas Network Updated: 2020 OSPAR Commission, Victoria House, 37-63 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA, UK

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UNEP-WCMC (2020). Protected Area Profile for Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent field from the World Database of Protected Areas, October 2020. Available at: