The North Sea

The areas in highlighted in green are partners of LNS project around North Sea region.

The North Sea

The North Sea Region refers to European countries and regions bordering the North Sea. Cultural and economic cooperation has a long history in this region, dating back to the Viking age. The North Sea Region covers an area of 664,000 km2. It consists of the whole of Norway and Denmark, the eastern parts of the UK, parts of the Flemish Region of Belgium, the north western regions of Germany, the northern and western parts of the Netherlands and the south western region of Sweden.

Why focus on fish migration?

For centuries the North Sea has been known for a very fish rich sea fed by several large European rivers such as the Rhine, Elbe and Thames. This created rich delta systems around the whole North Sea resulting in huge fish populations which were abundant fish populations.

Today as a result of a reduction in the fish spawning and breeding grounds and fifty years of intensive fisheries we are left with a rather poorly populated North Sea. The Living North Sea project was established to focus on the re-connection between rivers and deltas and the North Sea so fish can once again reach their spawning and breeding grounds and there is a healthy fish population.