Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

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

Significantly declined in quality

Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Seapen faunal communities can be found in some very sheltered examples of Annex I type Large shallow inlets and bays, and in Scandinavian fjords. However, the deep sediment habitats in which they mostly occur (other than in Scandinavia) are not adequately represented in Annex I.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Mud in deep water (Habitat Action Plan)

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