Monitoring of fish in the Voordelta

Port of Rotterdam is carrying out the Project Mainport Development Rotterdam, PMR, expanding the port with 1,000 hectares through suppletion of sand in the shallow coastal Voordelta area in the North Sea. As the Voordelta has the status of protected nature reserve (Natura2000 area), the loss of habitat, caused by the expansion of the port, must be compensated for. As part of the compensating measures, the Dutch national government established a series of protected areas in the Voordelta region and is following the effects of these measures.

This dataset contains abundances and biomasses of fish in the “Voordelta”. The set exists of a pre-protected status data (2003 – 2007) and a post-protected status (currently still under embargo).

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Deltares; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V.; Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat; Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies
Publication Year 2023
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (3.354W, 51.576S, 4.082E, 51.992N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-01-01T00:00:00Z