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Fish Strategy Wadden Sea

09.06.2015 15:40 Age: 4 years
Category: Ecologie
By: Programm to a Rich Wadden Sea

It is clear that fish populations have declined in the Wadden Sea since the 1980’s.

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The drivers are unclear, but increased water temperature, damage of coastal habitats (through sand nourishment, dredging and fisheries) and heightened predation by top predators probably play a role.

This is the main conclusion of reseach that is commissioned by the Programme Towards a Rich Wadden Sea.

The reports Wadden Sea Fish Haven (research and policytools) and the  Fish Fact Sheets can be downloaded from the PRW website.