Loch Roag Lagoons SAC
This site, as the name suggests, is made up of a series of lagoons which include both fresh and saltwater. Beds of eelgrass and tasselweed grow here, along with marine algae and brown algae.
MPA TypeSpecial Area of Conservation
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).
Designation date1 October 1996
Surface Area0.44 km2 (0.17 mi.2)
Perimeter9.22 km (5.73 mi.)
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