The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles


Habitats listed as Features of Conservation Interest (FOCI)

Features of Conservation Interest (or Marine Conservation Zone Features) are marine features that are particularly threatened, rare, or declining species and habitats.  They were chosen to focus the process used to identify Marine Conservation Zones in England and Wales, and are listed in the Ecological Network Guidance (ENG) (NE & JNCC, 2010). Further detail: JNCC

Available MarLIN information on the FOCI Habitats (HOCI) and component biotopes is listed below, based on the JNCC rationalised list of habitats (JNCC, 2014).

Habitat listings

Mud habitats in deep water

Subtidal sands and gravels

Tide-swept channels