Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Cetartiodactyla > Family: Phocoenidae > Genus: Phocoena > Species: Phocoena phocoena > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Phocoena phocoena relicta Abel, 1905

Common Porpoise - Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Marine Atlantic - Favourable
Marine Baltic - Unfavourable-Bad
Marine Black Sea - Unfavourable-Bad
Marine Macaronesian - Unknown
Marine Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 10 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 236 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • shelf
May also occur in
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
Natura 2000 species code 1351

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BEMNZ0001 Belgium Vlaamse Banken Map
DE1346301 Germany Steilküste und Blockgründe Wittow Map
DE1533301 Germany Staberhuk Map
DE1733301 Germany Sagas-Bank Map
DE2016301 Germany Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Map
DE2306301 Germany Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Map
DE2424302 Germany Mühlenberger Loch/Neßsand Map
DK002X110 Denmark Saltholm og omliggende hav Map
DK002X111 Denmark Vestamager og havet syd for Map
DK003X202 Denmark Hesselø med omliggende stenrev Map
DK003X209 Denmark Roskilde Fjord Map
DK005X221 Denmark Sejerø Bugt og Saltbæk Vig Map
DK005X222 Denmark Udby Vig Map
DK005X276 Denmark Røsnæs, Røsnæs Rev og Kalundborg Fjord Map
DK005Y220 Denmark Havet og kysten mellem Hundested og Rørvig Map
DK005Y229 Denmark Skælskør Fjord og havet og kysten mellem Agersø og Glænø Map
DK006X233 Denmark Havet og kysten mellem Præstø Fjord og Grønsund Map
DK006X234 Denmark Havet og kysten mellem Karrebæk Fjord og Knudshoved Odde Map
DK006X238 Denmark Smålandsfarvandet nord for Lolland, Guldborg Sund, Bøtø Nor, Hyllekrog-Rødsand Map
DK006X242 Denmark Nakskov Fjord Map
DK008X047 Denmark Lillebælt Map
DK008X075 Denmark Odense Fjord Map
DK008X183 Denmark Fyns Hoved, Lillegrund og Lillestrand Map
DK008X184 Denmark Æbelø, havet syd for og Nærå Map
DK008X185 Denmark Havet mellem Romsø og Hindsholm samt Romsø Map
DK008X190 Denmark Vresen Map
DK008X198 Denmark Maden på Helnæs og havet vest for Map
DK008X201 Denmark Sydfynske Øhav Map
DK00AY176 Denmark Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Map
DK00CY040 Denmark Venø, Venø Sund Map
DK00DX146 Denmark Anholt og havet nord for Map
DK00DX151 Denmark Begtrup Vig og kystområder ved Helgenæs Map
DK00DX155 Denmark Stavns Fjord, Samsø Østerflak og Nordby Hede Map
DK00DX300 Denmark Mols Bjerge med kystvande Map
DK00DX321 Denmark Kaløskovene og Kaløvig Map
DK00DX322 Denmark Kobberhage kystarealer Map
DK00DY156 Denmark Horsens Fjord, havet øst for og Endelave Map
DK00EX026 Denmark Dråby Vig Map
DK00EY124 Denmark Løgstør Bredning, Vejlerne og Bulbjerg Map
DK00EY133 Denmark Agger Tange, Nissum Bredning, Skibsted Fjord og Agerø Map
DK00FX010 Denmark Strandenge på Læsø og havet syd herfor Map
DK00FX112 Denmark Skagens Gren og Skagerak Map
DK00FX113 Denmark Hirsholmene, havet vest herfor og Ellinge Å's udløb Map
DK00FX122 Denmark Ålborg Bugt, Randers Fjord og Mariager Fjord Map
DK00FX257 Denmark Havet omkring Nordre Rønner Map
DK00VA200 Denmark Stenrev sydøst for Langeland Map
DK00VA247 Denmark Kims Top og den Kinesiske Mur Map
DK00VA248 Denmark Herthas Flak Map
DK00VA249 Denmark Læsø Trindel og Tønneberg Banke Map
DK00VA250 Denmark Store Middelgrund Map
DK00VA253 Denmark Ryggen Map
DK00VA254 Denmark Bredgrund Map
DK00VA256 Denmark Broen Map
DK00VA299 Denmark Lysegrund Map
DK00VA301 Denmark Lønstrup Rødgrund Map
DK00VA302 Denmark Knudegrund Map
DK00VA303 Denmark Schultz og Hastens Grund samt Briseis Flak Map
DK00VA304 Denmark Munkegrunde Map
DK00VA305 Denmark Stevns Rev Map
DK00VA307 Denmark Bøchers Grund Map
DK00VA330 Denmark Ebbeløkke Rev Map
DK00VA340 Denmark Sandbanker ud for Thyborøn Map
DK00VA341 Denmark Sandbanker ud for Thorsminde Map
DK00VA347 Denmark Sydlige Nordsø Map
ES0000254 Spain Illa de Ons Map
ES0000317 Spain Penarronda-Barayo Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES0000337 Spain Estrecho Map
ES1110005 Spain Costa da Morte Map
ES1110006 Spain Complexo húmido de Corrubedo Map
ES1140004 Spain Complexo Ons - O Grove Map
ES1140010 Spain Costa da Vela Map
ES1200047 Spain Yacimientos de Icnitas Map
FR2200346 France Estuaires et littoral picards (baies de Somme et d'Authie) Map
FR2300121 France Estuaire de la Seine Map
FR2300139 France Littoral Cauchois Map
FR2500077 France Baie du mont Saint-Michel Map
FR2500079 France Chausey Map
FR2500084 France Récifs et landes de la Hague Map
FR2500085 France Récifs et marais arrière-littoraux du Cap Lévi à la Pointe de Saire Map
FR3100478 France Falaises du Cran aux Oeufs et du Cap Gris-Nez, Dunes du Chatelet, Marais de Tardinghen et Dunes de Wissant Map
FR5300009 France Côte de Granit rose-Sept-Iles Map
FR5300010 France Tregor Goëlo Map
FR5300011 France Cap d'Erquy-Cap Fréhel Map
FR5300012 France Baie de Lancieux, Baie de l'Arguenon, Archipel de Saint Malo et Dinard Map
FR5300015 France Baie de Morlaix Map
FR5300017 France Abers - Côtes des légendes Map
FR5300018 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR5300023 France Archipel des Glénan Map
FR5300033 France Iles Houat-Hoedic Map
FR5300049 France Dunes et côtes de Trévignon Map
FR5300066 France Baie de Saint-Brieuc - Est Map
FR5400469 France Pertuis Charentais Map
IE0000101 Ireland Roaringwater Bay and Islands SAC Map
IE0002172 Ireland Blasket Islands SAC Map
NL9802001 Netherlands Noordzeekustzone Map
SE0340144 Sweden Hoburgs bank Map
SE0430092 Sweden Kullaberg Map
SE0510126 Sweden Lilla Middelgrund Map
SE0510127 Sweden Fladen Map
SE0520001 Sweden Vrångöskärgården Map
SE0520170 Sweden Kosterfjorden-Väderöfjorden Map
UK0012694 United Kingdom Monach Islands Map
UK0012711 United Kingdom Mousa Map
UK0012712 United Kingdom Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion Map
UK0013025 United Kingdom Solway Firth Map
UK0013111 United Kingdom Plymouth Sound and Estuaries Map
UK0013112 United Kingdom Fal and Helford Map
UK0013114 United Kingdom Lundy Map
UK0013116 United Kingdom Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol Map
UK0013117 United Kingdom Pen Llŷn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Map
UK0013694 United Kingdom Isles of Scilly Complex Map
UK0013695 United Kingdom St Kilda Map
UK0017069 United Kingdom Papa Stour Map
UK0017070 United Kingdom Loch nam Madadh Map
UK0017077 United Kingdom Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs Map
UK0019802 United Kingdom Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) Map
UK0019803 United Kingdom Sunart Map
UK0019808 United Kingdom Moray Firth Map
UK0030041 United Kingdom Firth of Lorn Map
UK0030069 United Kingdom Sanday Map
UK0030230 United Kingdom Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan Map
UK0030273 United Kingdom Sullom Voe Map
UK0030289 United Kingdom Treshnish Isles Map
UK0030311 United Kingdom Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Map
GR4220013 Greece MIKRES KYKLADES: IRAKLEIA, SCHOINOUSSA, KOUFONISIA, KEROS, ANTIKERIA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
DE1632392 Germany Küstenlandschaft vor Großenbrode und vorgelagerte Meeresbereiche Map
BEMNZ0004 Belgium SBZ 3 / ZPS 3 Map
PTCON0010 Portugal Arrábida / Espichel Map
DE1209301 Germany Sylter Außenriff Map
PLH990002 Poland Ostoja na Zatoce Pomorskiej Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BEMNZ0005 Belgium Vlakte van de Raan Map
DE1541301 Germany Darß Map
DE1249301 Germany Westliche Rönnebank Map
ES6310002 Spain Zona marítimo-terrestre del Monte Hacho Map
PLH220032 Poland Zatoka Pucka i Półwysep Helski Map
DE2018331 Germany Unterelbe Map
BEMNZ0002 Belgium SBZ 1 / ZPS 1 Map
DE1544302 Germany Westrügensche Boddenlandschaft mit Hiddensee Map
DE2104301 Germany Borkum-Riffgrund Map
PLH220023 Poland Ostoja Słowińska Map
DE1813391 Germany Helgoland mit Helgoländer Felssockel Map
DE1934302 Germany Wismarbucht Map
DE1011401 Germany SPA Östliche Deutsche Bucht Map
DE2031301 Germany Küste Klützer Winkel und Ufer von Dassower See und Trave Map
BEMNZ0003 Belgium SBZ 2 / ZPS 2 Map
ROSCI0273 Romania Zona marină de la Capul Tuzla Map
DE2424303 Germany Rapfenschutzgebiet Hamburger Stromelbe Map
ROSCI0269 Romania Vama Veche - 2 Mai Map
ROSCI0066 Romania Delta Dunării - zona marină Map
DE1526391 Germany Südküste der Eckernförder Bucht und vorgelagerte Flachgründe Map
DE1652301 Germany Pommersche Bucht mit Oderbank Map
PLH320019 Poland Wolin i Uznam Map
DE1339301 Germany Kadetrinne Map
DE1423394 Germany Schlei incl. Schleimünde und vorgelagerter Flachgründe Map
BG0000146 Bulgaria Plazh Gradina - Zlatna ribka Map
ES6120032 Spain Estrecho Oriental Map
GR1110004 Greece FENGARI SAMOTHRAKIS, ANATOLIKES AKTES, VRACHONISSIDA ZOURAFA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
DE1552401 Germany SPA Pommersche Bucht Map
BG0001001 Bulgaria Ropotamo Map
DE1714391 Germany Steingrund Map
DE1631392 Germany Meeresgebiet der östlichen Kieler Bucht Map
DE1332301 Germany Fehmarnbelt Map
DE1528391 Germany Küstenlandschaft Bottsand - Marzkamp u. vorgelagerte Flachgründe Map
BG0000621 Bulgaria Ezero Shabla - Ezerets Map
DE1003301 Germany Doggerbank Map
DE0916391 Germany NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Map
DE1123393 Germany Küstenbereiche Flensburger Förde von Flensburg bis Geltinger Birk Map
ROSCI0237 Romania Structuri submarine metanogene - Sf. Gheorghe Map
BG0000574 Bulgaria Aheloy - Ravda - Nesebar Map
DE1251301 Germany Adlergrund Map
ROSCI0197 Romania Plaja submersă Eforie Nord - Eforie Sud Map
DE1540302 Germany Darßer Schwelle Map
DE1934303 Germany Erweiterung Wismarbucht Map
DE1749302 Germany Greifswalder Boddenrandschwelle und Teile der Pommerschen Bucht Map
DE1343301 Germany Plantagenetgrund Map
BG0000154 Bulgaria Ezero Durankulak Map
BG0000103 Bulgaria Galata Map
BG0000100 Bulgaria Plazh Shkorpilovtsi Map
BG0000116 Bulgaria Kamchia Map
BG0001004 Bulgaria Emine - Irakli Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
DK00VA261 Denmark Adler Grund og Rønne Banke Map
DK00VA257 Denmark Jyske Rev, Lillefiskerbanke Map
DK00VA348 Denmark Thyborøn Stenvolde Map
DK00VA171 Denmark Gilleleje Flak og Tragten Map
DK00VA259 Denmark Gule Rev Map
DK00VA260 Denmark Femern Bælt Map
DK00VA170 Denmark Mejl Flak Map
DK00VA258 Denmark Store Rev Map
SE0510186 Sweden Stora Middelgrund och Röde bank Map
FR3102003 France Récifs Gris-Nez Blanc-Nez Map
FR3102005 France Baie de Canche et couloir des trois estuaires Map
FR5202010 France Plateau du Four Map
FR5202012 France Estuaire de la Loire Sud - Baie de Bourgneuf Map
FR5302006 France Côtes de Crozon Map
FR5302008 France Roches de Penmarch Map
FR2502020 France Baie de Seine occidentale Map
FR2502019 France Anse de Vauville Map
FR7200811 France Panache de la Gironde et plateau rocheux de Cordouan (Système Pertuis Gironde) Map
FR5202011 France Estuaire de la Loire Nord Map
FR5302007 France Chaussée de Sein Map
FR5202013 France Plateau rocheux de l'île d'Yeu Map
FR2502021 France Baie de Seine orientale Map
FR5402012 France Plateau de Rochebonne Map
FR7200813 France Côte basque rocheuse et extension au large Map
FR2502018 France Banc et récifs de Surtainville Map
FR7200812 France Portion du littoral sableux de la côte aquitaine Map
NL2008003 Netherlands Vlakte van de Raan Map
NL2008002 Netherlands Klaverbank Map
NL2008001 Netherlands Doggersbank Map
UK0030363 United Kingdom North West Rockall Bank Map
UK0030369 United Kingdom Haisborough, Hammond and Winterton Map
UK0030370 United Kingdom Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge Map
FR3102004 France Ridens et dunes hydrauliques du détroit du Pas-de-Calais Map
FR3102002 France Bancs des Flandres Map
UK0030352 United Kingdom Dogger Bank Map
ROSCI0281 Romania Cap Aurora Map
ROSCI0293 Romania Costinesti - 23 August Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
UK0030386 United Kingdom Solan Bank Reef Map
UK0030379 United Kingdom Pisces Reef Complex Map
UK0012705 United Kingdom Sound of Barra Map
UK0030383 United Kingdom Skerries and Causeway Map
UK0030384 United Kingdom The Maidens Map
UK0030381 United Kingdom Croker Carbonate Slabs Map
UK0030380 United Kingdom Wight-Barfleur Reef Map
UK0030385 United Kingdom Pobie Bank Reef Map
BG0001500 Bulgaria Aladzha banka Map
BG0001502 Bulgaria Otmanli Map
BG0001501 Bulgaria Emona Map
ESZZ12002 Spain Volcanes de fango del Golfo de Cádiz Map
IE0003000 Ireland Rockabill to Dalkey Island SAC Map
IE0002998 Ireland West Connacht Coast SAC Map
ESZZ12003 Spain Sistema de cañones submarinos de Avilés Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) North and Baltic Sea, western North Atlantic, Black Sea and North West African populations http://www.cms.int/
Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (ACCOBAMS)
http://www.eurobats.org/

http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (ASCOBANS)
http:/www.ascobans.org/
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm
Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SPA/BD Protocol) http://rac-spa.org/protocol

http://rac-spa.org/sites/def...sion_ig_19_12_en.pdf
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic ("OSPAR Convention") (OSPAR Convention) http://www.ospar.org/content...240000_000000_000000
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention) http://www.helcom.fi/action-areas/species-and-habitats

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bruinvis Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Common Porpoise English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Cukdelfins Latvian Latvian NRC
Focena Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Harbour Porpoise English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Marsopa común Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Marsouin French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Marsuino Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Marsvin Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
morswin Polish Polish NRC
Nise Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Schweinswal German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tumlare Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Phocaena phocaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phocena phocena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Delphinus phocoena Linnaeus, 1758
Phocaena communis Lesson, 1827

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

35 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-11-18 Netherlands Habitats Directive Derogations 2013-2014 HD_derogations2013_2014_NL.xml
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-10-30 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives Habitats and Birds Derogations Report
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2012-12-10 Portugal envumx3mg PT_Habitats_2009_2010.xml
2011-11-11 United Kingdom Directive 92/43/EEC: Derogation under Article 16: Report by the UK for 2009-2010 Scottish Government contribution to 2009/147/EC Article 9 and 92/43/EEC Article 16 UK Report
2011-11-11 United Kingdom Directive 92/43/EEC: Derogation under Article 16: Report by the UK for 2009-2010 MMO contribution to Directive 92/43/EEC Article 16 UK Report
2011-11-11 United Kingdom Directive 92/43/EEC: Derogation under Article 16: Report by the UK for 2009-2010 NE contribution to 92/43/EEC Article 16 UK Report
2011-11-11 United Kingdom Directive 92/43/EEC: Derogation under Article 16: Report by the UK for 2009-2010 SNH contribution to 92/43/EEC Article 16 UK Report
2011-10-17 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives (2009-2010) habitat derogations
2010-09-08 Netherlands Derogations Birds and Habitats Directive Derogations BD2008 and HD 2007 - 2008
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Phocoena phocoena
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Phocoena phocoena
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Phocoena phocoena
2008-02-28 France rapport France Phocoena phocoena
2008-02-26 Denmark DK Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena
2008-02-25 United Kingdom UK_submission Phocoena phocoena
2008-02-25 Portugal Relatório nacional sobre a implementação da Directiva Habitats Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena
2008-01-11 Ireland Habitats Directive Article 17 report Phocoena phocoena
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Phocoena phocoena
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Phocoena phocoena

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

14 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Gelderland 2014-07-25 2019-07-25 No information available Keeping (in captivity) The national conservation status of the species concerned is not affected, neither is the local population, as long as the activities are carried out in accordance with the conditions and measures that are bound to the exemption.
United Kingdom 2011-04-06 2012-04-05 The number of porpoise to be disturbed through piling activity cannot be estimated Deliberate disturbance Negligible. The disturbance and dislocation of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) away from the site during piling would be temporary and not significant at population level. This is a wide ranging species and construction at this site will not reduce the habitat available to the local population in this area. Therefore disturbance is unlikely to impact on UK population levels.
United Kingdom 2011-03-07 2012-03-06 The number of porpoise to be disturbed through piling activity cannot be estimated Deliberate disturbance Negligible. Any disturbance is unlikely to have a population effect on the harbour porpoise species in UK waters. Phocoena phocoena (Habour Porpoise) are a wide ranging species and it is not foreseen that construction of this wind farm will reduce the habitat available to the population in the area.
United Kingdom 2011-03-03 2012-03-02 The number of porpoise to be disturbed through piling activity cannot be estimated Deliberate disturbance Negligible. Phocoena phocoena (Habour Porpoise) are a wide ranging species and it is not foreseen that construction of this wind farm will reduce the habitat available to the population in the area. Therefore, the population status should be maintained within natural levelsand is unlikely to impact on UK population.
United Kingdom 2010-09-23 2011-12-31 The number of porpoise to be disturbed through piling activity cannot be estimated Deliberate disturbance Negligible. Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise) are occasionally seen at this site in low numbers. They are widely dispersed and wide ranging with no evidence to suggest the site is of special significance for feeding or breeding.Therefore disturbance is unlikely to impact on UK population levels.
United Kingdom 2010-04-24 2010-11-22 The number of porpoise to be disturbed through piling activity cannot be estimated Deliberate disturbance Negligible. Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise) are found around this site for most of the year which indicates they may breed in this area. However, there is no evidence to suggest that this area is of special significance for feeding or breeding. They are widely dispersed adn wide ranging therefore disturbance is unlikely to impact on UK population levels.
Groningen 2008-09-01 2013-08-01 Not provided Deterioration of breeding sites None
Groningen 2008-09-01 2013-08-01 Not provided Deterioration of resting places None
Groningen 2008-09-01 2013-08-01 Not provided Destruction of breeding sites None
Groningen 2008-09-01 2013-08-01 Not provided Destruction of resting places None
Groningen 2008-04-21 2013-03-01 Not provided Deterioration of breeding sites None
Groningen 2008-04-21 2013-03-01 Not provided Deterioration of resting places None
Groningen 2008-04-21 2013-03-01 Not provided Destruction of breeding sites None
Groningen 2008-04-21 2013-03-01 Not provided Destruction of resting places None
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