Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Not assessed
UK Not significantly declined in extent. Significantly declined in quality.
Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time; also occurs within Estuaries and Large shallow inlets and bays and more rarely in Lagoons
UK Biodiversity Action Plan None

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