Shellfish Water Protected Areas

The Water Framework Directive requires specification of protected areas for those areas designated for the protection of economically significant species. This list are those protected areas previously designated under the repealed Shellfish Waters Directive which are now specified under the Water Framework Directive

This list constitutes that which is referred to under ‘The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016’ which come into force on 3 March 2016. In accordance with the above regulations, this list replaces the notice that was provided to Natural Resources Wales under previous legislation, the title of which was the ‘Shellfish Waters (Wales) Notice 2013’.


Coastal and brackish waters in Wales to which the classification of Shellfish Water applies.

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