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

HR4000015

1.3 Site name

Malostonski zaljev

1.4 First Compilation date

2012-12

1.5 Update date

2015-04

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment and Energy - IENC
Address:               
Email:info@haop.hr

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2013-07
Date site confirmed as SCI:2014-12
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:17.543278
Latitude:42.920675

2.2 Area [ha]

5717.2405

2.3 Marine area [%]


No information provided

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name


No information provided

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Marine Mediterranean (0.00 %)

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
1160  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


No information provided

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)


No information provided

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N01100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Malostonski zaljev includes the sea area of Dubrovnik-Neretva County southeast of the line Sreser-Duba to the Kuta bay. The area is located at the end of the Neretva channel in which the Neretva river influences. Ecological conditions in the bay depend mostly on influences from the mainland and partly from the open sea. External and middle part of the bay are occasionally under stronger effect of the Neretva freshwater and its inner part is less affected by freshwater Delta. Strong underwater freshwater springs in the inner part of the bay have a great impact on hydro-physical and ecological relationships in the bay. According to the concentration of nutrients and the amount of phytoplankton, the bay may qualify as a natural moderate eutrophication system. Thanks to the specific environmental conditions, the living world in a bay is extremely rich. From antique times people have been cultivating shellfish (mussels and oysters) in a bay and today it is the most important place for the cultivation of oysters in Croatia (especially European flat oyster Ostrea edulis). The majority of the benthic algal flora consists of Cystoseira settlements that grow on the rocky bottom to 5 m of depth. Complete absence of Posidonia oceanica indicates very poor flora of the deeper settlements. For the inner part of Malostonski zaljev Bay characteristic are dense populations of organisms that feed on plankton by filtering seawater (especially corrals). The area is part of a Special reserve in the sea Malostonski zaljev Bay declared in 1983. Lithostratigraphic units represented around this area are cretaceous rudist limestones. It was created after the transgression of the sea after the last glaciation. Presence of abrasion processes. Characteristic for Malostonski zaljev is low coast with several coves.

4.2 Quality and importance

- important site for Large shallow inlets and bays

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]
HD03i
HE01i
ME02i
HF01i
HH03i
HH01.08i
MF05i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation

DZZP - baza podataka Topografska karta 1:25000, DGU, 1996.-2010.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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