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Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh NCMPA

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Nature Conservation MPA is home to Scotland’s largest known flame shell bed.

The NCMPA was designated to protect both this exceptional flame shell bed and areas of burrowed mud with spectacular fireworks anemones.

The NCMPA complements a Special Area of Conservation that safeguards the lochs’ reef systems.

Conservation objectives

Conserve the protected features of the Lochs Duich, Loch and Alsh NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity:

  • burrowed mud
  • flame shell beds

Downloads

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Marine Protected Area: Home to Scotland’s largest known flame shell bed

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh MPA boundary map

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh MPA: Data confidence assessment

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh MPA: Assessment against the MPA Selection Guidelines

Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh MPA: Management options

Contact

Email: mpa@nature.scot