Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Heavily endangered
UK Not significantly declined in extent or quality (requires further assessment)
Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Reefs (where there is subtidal reef interest) and occurs within Estuaries and Large shallow inlets and bays.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan None

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