Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Threatened by complete destruction
UK Significantly declined in extent (subject to review)
Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive A named component of Lagoons (a priority habitat) and Shallow sandbanks slightly covered by seawater all of the time. Also a characteristic feature of Large shallow inlets and bays and Estuaries and occurs on the lower shore in Mudflats and sandflats not covered by sea water at low water.
UK Biodiversity Action Seagrass beds (Habitat Action Plan)

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