Activities Unlikely to Affect the Biotope Complex
With the exception of Nephrops norvegicus (and, to a
small extent, Munida rugosa), no organisms are collected or harvested from these
biotopes. Sedimentary habitats are generally unattractive to recreational divers, and
there is no likelihood of environmental damage by this means (divers may occasionally
collect small numbers of Nephrops for personal consumption).
None of the known examples of the biotope complex are in areas likely
to be subject to coastal alteration, construction of tidal barrages or other large-scale
environmental modifications. The fine sediments on which the biotopes typically exist are
not targets for sea bed extraction.