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.

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