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

A

1.2 Site code

BEMNZ0002

1.3 Site name

SBZ 1 / ZPS 1

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 Environment
Address:               
Email:marien.milieu.marin@environment.belgium.be

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2005-10
National legal reference of SPA designation No data
Date site proposed as SCI:1900-01
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC:1900-01
National legal reference of SAC designation:Royal Decree of 14 October 2005 concerning the designation of the SPA's

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:2.606700
Latitude:51.168100

2.2 Area [ha]

6315.6000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

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      0.00 
1170  info      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         
BA640Larus fuscus 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]
Lo
Li
Mo
Mi
Li
Mi
Li
Mo
Mi
Hi
Lo
Li
Lo
Lo
Mi
Mi
Li
Hi
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Mi

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

4.5 Documentation

Delaney, S. & Scott, D., 2002. Waterbird population estimates, third edition. Wetlands International Global Series no. 12, Wageningen, Nederland, 226p. Haelters, J., Vigin, L., Stienen, E.W.M., Scory, S., Kuijken, E. & Jacques, T.G., 2004. Ornithologisch belang van de Belgische zeegebieden - Importance ornithologique des espaces marins de la Belgique. Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Biologie, Vol.74, suppl., 91p. Kuijken, E., 1972. Belgian wetlands of international importance for waterfowl. Proceedings of the international conference on the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl, Ramsar (Iran), 1971: 179-188. Offringa, H., Seys J., Van den Bossche W. & Meire , P., 1996. Seabirds on the Channel doormat. De Giervalk 86: 3-71. Offringa, H., Seys, J., Van Waeyenberghe, J. & Meire, P., 2001. The Belgian marine avifauna. In: Cattrijsse, A. & Vincx, M. (Eds.), 2001. Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters; summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. OSTC (Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs), Brussel: 27-30. Rose, P.M. & Scott, D.A., 1997. Waterfowl population estimates - second edition. Wetlands International Publication 44, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Seys, J., 2001. Sea- and coastal bird data as tools in the policy and management of Belgian marine waters. Doctoraal proefschrift, niet gepubliceeerd. Universiteit Gent, oktober 2001, 133p., 10 bijlagen. Seys, J., 2002. Estimates of the number of seabirds residing in and migrating through the southern North Sea. Report IN.D.2002.2. Institute of Nature Conservation, Brussel. Seys, J., Offringa, H., van Waeyenberge J., Meire P. & Kuijken E. (1999). Ornithologisch belang van de Belgische maritieme wateren: naar een aanduiding van kensoorten en sleutelgebieden. Nota In A74. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, Brussel., 17p., 10 bijlagen. Seys, J. & Stienen, E.W.M., 2002. Toelichtingsnota mbt. ornithologische waarde van de Belgische mariene wateren, meer in het bijzonder van het meest kustwaartse gedeelte (Vlaamse Banken, Kustbanken). Nota Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, Brussel, 9p. Skov, H., Durinck, J., Leopold, M.F. & Tasker, M.L., 1995. Important bird areas in the North Sea, including the Channel and the Kattegat. BirdLife International, Cambridge, 156p. Van den Bossche, W., Meire, P., Anselin, A., Kuijken, E., De Putter, G., Orbie, G. & Willemijns, F., 1995. Ontwikkeling en toekomst van sternenkolonies aan de Belgische kust. Rapport Instituut voor Natuurbehoud 95.03, 50p. Van Steen, E., 1978. Het macrobenthos van een overwinteringsgebied van Melanitta nigra (Linné, 1758) voor de Belgische kust. Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Fakulteit der Wetenschappen, licentiaatsverhandeling (niet gepubliceerd), 49p. Van Waeyenberge, J.,. Stienen, E.W.M. & Offringa, H., 2001a. Overwinterende zee-eenden voor de Belgische kust. Vogelnieuws, ornithologische nieuwsbrief van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, nr. 2, oktober 2001: 20-23. Van Waeyenberge, J.,. Stienen, E.W.M. & Seys, J., 2001b. Broedbiologisch onderzoek bij sternen en meeuwen in de Zeebrugse voorhaven: waarom, wat en hoe Vogelnieuws, ornithologische nieuwsbrief van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, nr. 1, juni 2001: 15-20.

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 MARIENE GEBIEDEN IN HET BELGISCHE DEEL VAN DE NOORDZEE. Minister bevoegd inzake het mariene milieu. 69p.
Link: http://

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

- Prohibition to cross the Natura2000 area with high-speed vessels, except exeptional circumstances between 1 December an 15 March (Royal Decree of 14 October 2005, art.17) - Prohitition to make helicopter flights below 500 ft between 1 December and 15 March (Royal Decree of 14 October 2005, art.17); - 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 mariculture; - Activities of PR and commercial companies are prohibited (MMM art.25, §1(vi), Royal Decree of 14 October 2005 art.5 and 10); - Watersport competitions prohibited in SBZ1 and SBZ2 (Royal Decree of 14 October 2005, art.7); - 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 area: - Fishery-prohibition to catch and hold Cetacea (whales, dolphins, incl. Harbour porpoise) an Pinnipeds (seals); (MMM art.13 and 14); - Recreational fishery using trammel nets, gill nets, floating nets, electrical fishing, explosives ( Royal Decree of 21 December 2001) are forbidden; - Fishery on "sedentary species" is prohibited in SBZ (= part of the territorial sea), (Royal Decree of 14/08/1989); - Hunting is prohibited (Marine Environment Law of 20 January 1999); - Deliberate introduction of non-native species is forbidden, except 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 the sea bottom, 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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