Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Not present
UK Significantly declined in extent

Not significantly declined in quality (where still present)

Other sub-regions Not known


Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Reefs and occurs within Large shallow inlets and bays and potentially also within Estuaries.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Modiolus modiolus beds Habitat Action Plan

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