Site Conservation Objectives
Using the habitat and species survey data, substantial work is ongoing concerning the setting of conservation objectives for all marine Natura 2000 sites.
Conservation Status Reporting (Article 17)
Work is also under way in the Marine Unit for Ireland’s reporting on the conservation status of all listed habitats and species occurring in Irish waters under Article 17 of the EC Habitats Directive. This 6-yearly exercise involves reporting to the Commission on each habitat under the headings of Range, Area, Structure and Function and Future Prospects and for each species under the headings of Range, Population, Habitat and Future Prospects.