WFD Classification - Fish (2017)

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The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC) established a new legal framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of rivers, lochs, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater across Europe in order to: prevent deterioration and enhance the status of aquatic ecosystems, including coastal waters (out to 3 nautical miles from the coast in Scotland) promote sustainable water use reduce pollution, and contribute to the mitigation of floods and droughts. Scotland has 457 coastal water bodies and 57 transitional water bodies. Water Body Status is measured for a variety of parameters for both coastal and estuaries which are displayed as individual layers on NMPi. Waters are classified into High, Good, Moderate, Poor and Bad Status. 2015 was the target for all water bodies to reach good status.

This layer displays the water body status in terms of fish.

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