|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2009||not assessed||favourable||not assessed|
|For more information about IBA monitoring please click here|
A sea area with complex salinity gradients. 33% of the area is within Danish territory (the area given here), 61% in Norwegian territory and 7% in Swedish. Coordinates are approximate.
Of very high importance for pelagic species such as Sula bassana, Stercorarius skua (nearly 12% of the biogeographic population), Uria aalge, Alca torda and Alle alle (25% of the biogeographic population). Outside of the IBA, in the adjacent area of Jammerbugten, Melanitta nigra occurs in high numbers (up to 50,000) in some years.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skagerrak-Southwest Norwegian trench. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/02/2023.