Grey seal

Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation

Here you can learn about Pembrokeshire’s marine area, what varied and incredible marine life can be found here, what is being done to protect that wildlife, and what you can do to help look after the site for the future.

The Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC) designation is recognition that the area is one of the best in Europe for its marine wildlife. However, the area also includes one of the busiest ports in the UK, is important for fisheries, and the fabulous coast attracts a great many visitors.

Reef with branching sponge yellow trumpet anemones and animal turf (Rohan Holt at CloudBase Productions Ltd)

Natur am Byth!
Species restoration work

Current project working with the Marine Conservation Society and Natural Resources Wales.

Gannet underwater

Marine Codes
Marine recreation work

Codes of conduct to minimise impacts on wildlife.

Species cards for exploring and identifying shore species

Seashore Activity Pack
Education work

Resources suitable for organised groups.


Seagrass Ocean Rescue
Seagrass restoration work in Dale

The first full scale seagrass restoration project in the UK.

SWEPT award

Water quality work

Award winning citizen science project which helped to raise awareness and gather water quality data.

Sustainable Shellfish
Fisheries work

Pembrokeshire Sustainable Shellfish Initiative tested methods to minimise by-catch and ghost fishing.

Work Updates
Ongoing management work

Read the progress reports to catch-up on what has been happening to improve the Pembrokeshire Marine SAC