Between 2003 and 2005 Argyll and Bute Council, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, and with match funding from Leader +, employed Marine Natura Officers to facilitate the development of Management Plans for Loch Creran and the Firth of Lorn Special Areas of Conservation.
There are 7 marine Special Areas of Conservation in Argyll and Scottish Government updated management measures for these sites in 2015 as part of a national consultation on management for existing natura sites and new Marine Protected Areas.
Find out more about current management measures
Loch Creran Guide
A comprehensive guide to the Loch Creran Marine Special Area of Conservation has been published by local marine biologist Terry Donovan.