Where a SAC crosses the 12 nautical mile boundary, if it lies
more than 90% in territorial waters, it will be progressed by the
relevant country conservation agency. Sites that are between 10 and
90% in territorial waters will be progressed jointly by the
relevant country conservation agency and JNCC.
In the UK, inshore SACs are designated under the Habitats Regulations
. These are the same
regulations that support the designation and management of
terrestrial and freshwater SACs.
There are 80 SACs with marine components in territorial
waters. There are also 9 SACs that straddle inshore and
offshore waters. A shapefile
of these sites is
conservation agency websites.