Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

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

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Part of habitat can be protected as Submerged or partly submerged sea caves. Can occur at the exposed entrances to Large shallow inlets and bays and Estuaries; maybe protected as Reefs (where there is subtidal interest).
UK Biodiversity Action Plan None

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