The report presents the scientific input available to evaluate whether the present network of protected areas in the two Danish zones fulfils the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) article 13(4). Article 13(4) requires that EU member states establish ‘coherent and representative networks of marine protected areas, adequately covering the diversity of the constituent ecosystems’ as part of their endeavours to achieve Good Environmental Status. The report also analyses locations where additional protection measures may be established, if necessary, by mapping the spatial distribution of ecological and
economical value in: (1) the Danish zone in the North Sea and Skagerrak, and (2) the Danish zone around Bornholm. Protection measures in the remaining parts of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and in the Kattegat, Belt Sea, and Øresund have not been considered.
|Forlag||National Institute for Aquatic Resources|
|Status||Udgivet - 2017|
|Navn||DTU Aqua report|
- Programområde 5: Natur og klima