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SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 1b Marine Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Habitats 2019


Guidelines for the Selection of biological SSSIs

Part 2: Detailed guidelines for habitats and species groups

The statutory nature conservation agencies have a duty under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, to notify any area of land which in their opinion is 'of special interest by reason of any of its flora, fauna, or geological or physiographical features'. Such areas are known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).

This chapter contains guidelines for the selection of marine (intertidal and subtidal) habitats, including their associated biological communities and species, as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). This chapter (1b) should be used in conjunction with Part 1 of the guidelines, and other relevant habitat and species chapters in Part 2.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·08·23

Brazier, D.P., Hiorns, N., Kirkham, E., Singfield, C., Street, M., Steel, L. & Kent, F. 2019. Guidelines for the selection of biological SSSIs. Part 2 Detailed guidelines for Habitats and Species. Chapter 1b Marine Intertidal and Shallow Subtidal Habitats, JNCC, Peterborough.

This chapter updates and replaces the previous Intertidal SSSI Selection Guidelines (JNCC 1996).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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