Target species


During preparation of these guidelines, a detailed review was undertaken of those species that may be targeted for collection from the intertidal of rocky and sediment shores in the British Isles. The Appendix briefly introduces, in taxonomic order, those species that are harvested in the UK, whether for bait or for human consumption and for commercial and non-commercial purposes. This section lists those species that are most commonly taken and therefore most likely to be exploited within marine SACs.

The legal status of shoreline species and their utilisation (for bait or food and personal or commercial use) is also briefly reviewed in this section.

Species Most Commonly Collected

Legal Status

Utilisation of Species