River Mörrumsån north of Mörrum.


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  • Area: 
    2,557 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°09'N 14°43'E
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The Site consists of a 30-kilometre stretch of the lower River Mörrumsån and the shore surrounding the bay at the river mouth. The Site includes areas of high national interest for nature conservation, cultural heritage, and geology. The range of fungi close to the river is unique: 15 rare species of fungi have been found, including the endemic Hygroaster lacteus present on small islands on the river. The Site holds one of the foremost areas in Sweden for populations of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and brown trout Salmo trutta, and constitutes an internationally important spawning and recruitment area for fish. It is an important breeding site for birds of European and national importance such as common kingfisher, Caspian tern and little tern. Sport and commercial fishing, mainly for salmon and trout, are of great importance. The main threats to the ecological character of the Site relate to hydroelectric power plants which prevent fish from migrating; however measures have been taken to address the problem. Three dams within the Site and several others further upstream affect the water regime.

Administrative region: 
County of Blekinge

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Bird Sanctuaries - Altogether 9 bird sanctuaries in the Bay
    • Natura 2000 SCI (1) - SE0410054 Åmma
    • Natura 2000 SCI (2) - SE0410066 Spraglehall
    • Natura 2000 SCI (3) - SE0410068 Pukaviksbukten
    • Natura 2000 SCI (4) - SE0410075 Käringahejan
    • Natura 2000 SCI (5) - SE0410128 Mörrumsån
    • Natura 2000 SCI (6) - SE0410164 Härnäs
    • Natura 2000 SCI (7) - SE0410233 Elleholm
    • Nature Reserve (1) - Käringahejan
    • Nature Reserve (2) - Stilleryd
    • Nature Reserve (3) - Spraglehall
    • Nature Reserve (4) - Hönebygget
    • Nature Reserve (5) - Åmma
    • Nature Reserve (6) - Elleholm
    • Nature Reserve (7) - Mörrumsåns dalgång
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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