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Special Areas of Conservation

North Channel

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland Offshore
Unitary Authority Extra-Regio
Centroid* J750520
Latitude 54.4555
Longitude -5.2936
SAC EU Code UK0030399
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 160367
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of North Channel SAC

General site character

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets (100%)

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Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1351 Harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

    Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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