Loch Roag Lagoons SAC

Status: Designated


Site overview

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 Type

Special 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 date

1 October 1996

Surface Area

0.44 km2 (0.17 mi.2)


9.22 km (5.73 mi.)

  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)

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