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Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil NCMPA

Protecting the sea lochs of this Nature Conservation MPA helps safeguard the Clyde’s diversity of animals, plants and seabed habitats.

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil Nature Conservation MPA was designated to protect an assembly of seabed habitats.

These long, narrow sea lochs are home to the fireworks anemone, flame shell beds and the ocean quahog – one of the longest lived animals on the planet.

Conservation objectives

  • Recover the flame shell bed
  • Conserve the other protected features of the Upper Loch Fyne and Goil NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity:

  • burrowed mud
  • flame shell beds
  • horse mussel beds
  • ocean quahog aggregations
  • sublittoral mud and specific mixed sediment communities

Downloads

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil Marine Protected Area: Well kept secrets within the mud

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil MPA boundary map

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil MPA: Data confidence assessment

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil MPA: Assessment against the MPA Selection Guidelines

Upper Loch Fyne and Loch Goil MPA: Management options

Contact

Email: mpa@nature.scot