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

SE0630260

1.3 Site name

Finngrundet-Östra banken

1.4 First Compilation date

2007-10

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:               
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2008-07
Date site confirmed as SCI:2009-12
Date site designated as SAC:2017-12
National legal reference of SAC designation:Governmental act M2017/01861/Nm

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:18.463700
Latitude:60.982200

2.2 Area [ha]

23151.2000

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name


No information provided

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (0.00 %) Marine Baltic Sea (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      4892.19  0.00 
1170  info      18084.5  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 species are reported for the site

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

Finngrundet-Östra banken is a 23162 hectare offshore bank which is characterized by a big central and relatively shallow part, less than 10 meters deep. The bank is dominated by surged moraine and bedrock with a greater occurrence of sand and gravel in the western part. Due to its position ca 40 km from the coast, Östra banken exhibits little influence by local freshwater outflows. The conditions are marine and unaffected with clear water and a good light climate. The bank is exposed to strong current and wave erosion, as well as ice abrasion during winter.

4.2 Quality and importance

Finngrundet-Östra banken is characterized by marine and unaffected conditions and is highly representative for the Bothnian Sea. The large areas of shallow hard bottoms provide good opportunities for macroalgae and other hard bottom organisms. Thanks to the clear water the area has flourishing algal belts with high biodiversity and biomass as well as a distinct depth zonation and great depth distribution. The invertebrate fauna is represented by soft and hard bottom species, of which many are associated with the algal belt. The area is probably important as a spawning ground for Baltic herring and as a foraging area for grey seal and birds. Offshore banks are considered as refuges for species that have diminished due to human influence in coastal areas.

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]
HC03.03i
HD03.02i
MF02i
MH03b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LXi

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 (optional)


No information provided

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
SE00100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):


No information provided

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Finngrundet-Östra banken
Link: http://skyddadnatur.naturvardsverket.se/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0630260
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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