Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

BEMNZ0001

1.3 Site name

Vlaamse Banken

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-12

1.5 Update date

2014-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Marine Environment Unit,FPS Public Health,Food Chain Safety and Environment; DG Envinronment FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu, DG Leefmilieu, Dienst Marien Milieu (Marine environment and marine spatial planning unit)
Address:               
Email:marien.milieu.marin@environment.belgium.be

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:1900-01
National legal reference of SPA designation No data
Date site proposed as SCI:2010-06
Date site confirmed as SCI:2011-09
Date site designated as SAC:2012-10
National legal reference of SAC designation:Royal Decree of 16 October 2012 conserning the designation of the SAC

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:2.548900
Latitude:51.333900

2.2 Area [ha]

109939.9000

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Marine Atlantic (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1110  info      110700  0.00 
1170  info      50600  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
F1103Alosa fallax    localities         
BA001Gavia stellata    localities   
M1364Halichoerus grypus    localities   
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis    localities         
BA183Larus fuscus    localities   
BA187Larus marinus    localities   
BA177Larus minutus    localities   
BA065Melanitta nigra    localities   
F1095Petromyzon marinus    localities         
M1365Phoca vitulina    localities   
M1351Phocoena phocoena     
BA005Podiceps cristatus     
BA195Sterna albifrons    localities         
BA193Sterna hirundo    localities   
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    localities   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N01100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Li
Li
Mi
Lo
Li
Li
Hi
Hi
Mi
Li
Mo
Lo
Li
Hi
Li
Li
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Li

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.4 Ownership (optional)

Type[%]
PublicNational/Federal100
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public0
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum100

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu, DG Leefmilieu, Dienst Marien Milieu
Address:
Email:marien.milieu.marin@environment.belgium.be

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Belgische Staat. 2009. BELEIDSPLANNEN BESCHERMDE GEBIEDEN IN HET BELGISCHE DEEL VAN DE NOORDZEE. Minister bevoegd inzake het mariene milieu. 69 p
Link: http://

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

. Industrial activities are prohibited (Marine Environment Law of 20 January 1999, art. 25, §1, (v) Royal Decree of 14 October 2005,art. 5 and 10)- this includes mariclture; . Activities of PR and commercial companies are prohibited (MMM art 25, $1 (vi), Royal Decree of 14 October 2005 art 5 and 10); . fishery on "sedentary species" is prohibited in territorial partof the Vlaamse Banken (Royal Decree of 14/08/1989); . Proposed fishery measures in 4 zones of the Vlaamse Banken (Royal Decree conserning the Marine Spatial Plan in the Belgian part of the Nort Sea of xxx April 2014) to protect and restore the benthic habitat of sand banks (1110) and reefs and gravel beds (1170); fishery measures to be approved through the CFP (art. 11 and 18 procedures) . Sand extraction is reduced and gravel extraction forbidden in the "sand extraction zones" (destignated by the Royal Decree of 1 September 2004); (Royal Decree concerning the Marine Spatial Plan in the Belgian part of the Nort Sea of xxx April 2014); . Disposal of dredged material is prohibited in N2K areas (Royal Decree of 14 October 2005, art.10); . Activities of civil engineering are prohibited (MMM art.25 §1 (i)); The following rules apply in the entire Belgian part of the North sea, including Natura2000 areas: . Fishery-prohibition to catch and hold Cetacea (whales, dolhpins, incl. Harbour porpoise) and Pinnipeds (seals); (MMM art. 13 and 14); . Recreational fishery using trammel nets, gill nets, floating nets, electrical fishing, explosives are forbidden (Royal Decree of 21 December 2001); . Hunting is prohibited (Marine Environment Law of 20 January 1999); . Deliberate introduction of non-native species is forbidden, exept when conditionally permitted (MMM art. 11 § 1); . Deliberate introduction of non-native species via ballast water is forbidden(MMM art.11 § 2); . Deliberate introduction of genetically modified species is forbidden (MMM art. 11 § 4); . Waste disposal, burning at sea are prohibited; disposal of dredged material is forbidden; . To protect and restore the benthic habitat of sand banks (1110) and reefs and gravel beds (1170), fishery within 4,5 nautical miles, measured from the baseline, is forbidden for vessels above a 70 Bruto Tonnage.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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