Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Heavily endangered
UK Significantly declined in extent (subject to review)
Other sub-regions Not known

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive A named component of Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide. May also occur in Estuaries and Large shallow inlets and bays.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Seagrass beds (Habitat Action Plan)

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