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The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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Fish spawning pond (“Vispaaiplaats”)

Degree of synergistic effects and conflicts according to WFD aims

The fish spawning pond offers new spawning habitat in the estuary. This is needed to compensate for the lost spawning habitat with the lost wetlands in history.

Indicator Group Code Main pressures mesohaline zone Scheldt Effect? Description
- - - 0 + ++
S.I. 1.1 Habitat loss and degradation during the last about 100 years: Intertidal       X   New spawning habitat
S.I. 1.5 Gross change of the hydrographic regime during the last about 100 years     X      
S.I. 3.1/3.2 Decrease of water and sediment chemical quality     X      
D.I. 1.3 Land claim during the last about 100 years       X   New spawning habitat
D.I. 1.7 Relative Sea Level Rise     X      
D.I. 2.12 Port developments     X      

S.I. = state indicator;  D.I. = driver indicator

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