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 Can be protected as Large shallow inlets and bays and Estuaries; may be protected as Reefs (where there is subtidal interest); part of habitat can be protected as Submerged or partly submerged sea caves.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Chalk shores are included in the Littoral and sublittoral chalk Habitat Action Plan.

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