Szczecin lagoon

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The Polish part of Szczecin lagoon. The waters are shallow (mean depth 2-3 m) and extremely productive in fish, with high density of benthic organisms. Aquatic plants dominate in places, and shores are covered by reedbeds Phragmites and rushes Scirpus. The lagoon is used for shipping.

Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The lagoon is heavily polluted by industry, domestic and agricultural sewage.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Szczecin lagoon. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.