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Monitoring the effects of sea farm Westdiep on the avifauna (EVINBO)

Details

On 9 December 2020, Codevco V BV received an environmental permit for the installation and operation of a nearshore aquaculture project off the coast of Nieuwpoort in Zone C, located in the Birds Directive area.
The offshore farm will be built in phases over the period 2021-2028. The environmental impact assessment shows that there may be disruptive effects on seabirds, and habitat loss for certain species.
Through a monitoring programme, we are investigating the attraction or avoidance behaviour of birds, as a result of the exploitation and increased ship traffic.
Status Running
Actual start/end date 26/11/2021 - 31/12/2031

Teams

INBO Research theme(s)

  • Protected nature

Tags

  • birds_directive
  • bird