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ALBORG BUGT, RANDERS FJORD OG MARIAGER FJORD - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    Denmark
  • Name of MPA:
    ALBORG BUGT, RANDERS FJORD OG MARIAGER FJORD
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2009
  • WDPA ID::
    555556913
  • WDPA PID::
    555556913
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General information

 
  • WDPA ID : 555556913
  • WDPA PID : 555556913
  • Name of MPA: ALBORG BUGT, RANDERS FJORD OG MARIAGER FJORD
  • Original name of MPA: Ålborg Bugt, Randers Fjord og Mariager Fjord
  • Country: Denmark
  • Designation in national language: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category: Not applicable
  • Reported marine area: Not specified
  • Calculated marine area: 616,07 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2009
  • OSPAR region: Greater North Sea
  • Management authority name:  
  • Management authority web site:  

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • To improve governance on the MPA territory

Marine species and habitats

 

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status
    • Species present
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species present
      (and which justified the designation )
      Actinopterygii 126415 Alosa fallax ( ) registration lists
      Aves 137072 Melanitta fusca ( ) registration lists
        137073 Melanitta nigra ( ) registration lists
        137074 Somateria mollissima ( ) registration lists
        137157 Sterna albifrons ( ) registration lists
        137162 Sterna hirundo ( ) registration lists
        137165 Sterna paradisaea ( ) registration lists
        137166 Sterna sandvicensis ( ) registration lists
        212721 Recurvirostra avosetta ( ) registration lists
      Cephalaspidomorphi 101172 Lampetra fluviatilis ( ) registration lists
        101174 Petromyzon marinus ( ) registration lists
      Mammalia 137076 Lutra lutra ( ) registration lists
        137084 Phoca vitulina ( ) registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed in Annex I to the 'Habitats' directive

      1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines ( )
      1330: Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) ( )
      1150: Coastal lagoons ( )
      1130: Estuaries ( )
      1160: Large shallow inlets and bays ( )
      1140: Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide ( )
      1310: Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand ( )
      1110: Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time ( )

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:
    • Activities on the coast
      • Sand Yacht/Speed sailing
      • Kite flying
    • Sports and water sports (at sea)
      • Swimming
      • Kitesurfing
      • Surfing/Windsurfing
      • Kayak/Canoe
      • Scuba diving
    • Navigation, sailing
      • Mooring, anchoring
    • Recreational fishing
      • Leisure shell fishing
      • Onboard recreational fishing
    • Professional fishing, trades line
      • Professional bottom long line fishing
    • Shipping traffic
    • Overflight

Governance

 
  • Governing body:Yes  
    • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
      • National public authority: Yes (Danish Agency for Water and Nature Management )
      • Regional or local public authority: Data not reported
      • International body : Data not reported

    Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

     

    Management plan

     
    • Is the MPA management documented? No response
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? No response
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? No response
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? No response
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA: 2  
    • Management plan #1
      • Level of achievement of the management plan: Is implemented
      • Date of start of validity the 1st management document: 01/01/2009
      • Date of start of validity of the current management document: 01/01/2016
      • Official duration of management plan implementation. 6 years

    Regulation

     
    • National legal status:
      • None
    • International legal status:
      • Other (please specify) (Habitats and birds directive)
    • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
      • Data not reported
    • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations:
    Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations.
     Regulated Permanent
      Surfing/Windsurfing
      Professional bivalve dredging
      Pisciculture (fish farming)
      Shellfish farming (e.g. oysters, mussels)
      Extraction of non-living resources (e.g. aggregates, oil and gas, etc.)
      Waste disposal
      Energy production
      Military activities
      Scientific Research
     Prohibited Permanent
      Professional bottom trawling
      Seiner (danish seine, scottish seiner)
      Professional pelagic trawling
      Professional gillnet fishing
      Professional trammel net (tangle net) fishing
      Professional long line fishing (pelagic)
      Professional jigging fishing (active gear with one or many hooks)
      Professional pole and line fishing

    Monitoring

    • Type of monitoring programs implemented:
      • Regular monitoring programme concerning species
        Species under status
        Class WoRMS Code Species regularly monitored (Entity responsible for monitoring)
        Actinopterygii Alosa fallax (MPA management authority/organisation)
        Aves Melanitta fusca (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Melanitta nigra (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Somateria mollissima (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Sterna albifrons (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Sterna hirundo (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Sterna paradisaea (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Sterna sandvicensis (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Recurvirostra avosetta (MPA management authority/organisation)
        Cephalaspidomorphi Lampetra fluviatilis (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Petromyzon marinus (MPA management authority/organisation)
        Mammalia Lutra lutra (MPA management authority/organisation)
          Phoca vitulina (MPA management authority/organisation)
      • Regular monitoring programme concerning habitats
        Espèces sous statut

        Habitats regularly monitored (Entity responsible for monitoring)

        1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1330: Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1150: Coastal lagoons (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1130: Estuaries (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1160: Large shallow inlets and bays (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1140: Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1310: Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand (MPA management authority/organisation)
        1110: Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time (MPA management authority/organisation)

    OSPAR criteria for designation

    • Ecological significance:
      • Data not reported
    • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not reported
    • Level of representativity: Data not reported
    • Level of sensitivity: Data not reported
    • Level of naturalness: Data not reported
    • Potential for restoration: Data not reported
    • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: High
    • Potential for success of management measures: High
    • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Data not reported
    • Scientific value Data not reported

    Photos

    Natura 2000-plan 2016-2021.Ålborg Bugt, Randers Fjord og Mariage - Danish Agency of Water and Nature Management

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      updated on 17/02/2016