Loch Creran NCMPA - designation documents

Designated to safeguard beds of flame shells, Loch Creran Nature Conservation MPA complements an existing Special Area of Conservation.

Loch Creran summary front cover

Loch Creran’s inclusion in Scotland’s MPA network will ensure that it remains one of our most fascinating sea lochs.

The loch is home to an exceptional range of habitats including flame shell beds, constructed by a small bivalve with vibrant orange and red tentacles.

Conservation objectives

Conserve the protected features of the Loch Creran NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity: flame shell beds

Geodiversity: Quaternary of Scotland

Related links

Loch Creran Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

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