Environmental impact assessment of mussel dredging (38691)

  • Dolmer, Per (Project Manager)
  • Kristensen, Per Sand (Project Participant)
  • Christensen, Helle Torp (Project Participant)
  • Geitner, Kerstin (Project Participant)
  • Sørensen, Thomas Kirk (Project Participant)
  • Poulsen, Louise K. (Project Participant)
  • Christoffersen, Mads (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

EU Habitats Directive Article 6 requires that if an activity in a habitat area or a nearby area can be expected to have an effect on habitat area, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has to be conducted before permission is given. This Natura 2000 legislation was implemented in the Danish Fisheries Act at the last change which came into force on 1 July 2008. The Directorate of Fisheries, which is responsible for carrying out EIA’s, has requested DTU Aqua to conduct EIA’s of the fisheries.

The project aims to:
1. Develop a basic concept for use in future EIA’s of fishing activities in Natura 2000 areas.
2. Prepare EIA’s of mussel fisheries in the Limfjord, Jutland's east coast, Isefjord and the Wadden Sea.
3. Implement monitoring systems of mussel stocks in the Limfjord, Jutland's east coast, Isefjord and the Wadden Sea as input to EIS’s of mussel fishery.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Coastal Ecology
Research area: Shellfish and Seaweed
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/200931/12/2010