Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Not present
UK Probability of significant decline in extent and quality
Other sub-regions Not assessed

A wide variety of activities can have a detrimental effect on sheltered rock communities and will, in the long term, lead to significant damage of this habitat unless there is due consideration of its extent and quality at a UK level.

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Reefs (where there is subtidal interest), Large shallow inlets and bays, Reefs, Estuaries, Lagoons and Submerged or partly submerged sea caves.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan None

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