Danish Straits

Planning area and main issues / conficts

The Danish Straits area of the Western Baltic lays in the transition zone between high and low salinity waters. It is therefore characterised by a high variety of benthic ecosystems (e.g. boulder reefs), some of which are protected with a marine NATURA 2000 status.
At the same time it is the area of the most intensive usage of the whole Baltic Sea, and one of highest in the world. Ship traffic with high risk of collision, high eutrophication and overexploited fish stocks are only examples of problems encountered here.

Approach / Activities