Monitoring the conservation status of the fish species of Community interest at the national level and the determination of their favorable / unfavorable conservation status is carried out according to Article 17 of the Habitats Directive 92/43 / EEC. The Article stipulates that every six years since the expiry of the period provided for in Article 23, Member States must draw up a report on the application of the provisions taken in the framework of the Directive. This report includes an appropriate assessment of the progress made and, in particular, the NATURA 2000 (network`s) contribution to the achievement of the objectives specified in Article 3. The national report on the conservation status of fish species of Community interest -for which the INCDPM Bucharest is responsible- was made based on both information from the previous reporting phase and data collected from protected natural area management plans, approved and made available by the central environmental protection authority (Ministry of Environment). The data from the previous reporting phase and the approved management plans data were corroborated with the database collected by INCDPM Bucharest during 2011-2019, both for sturgeon species and for other fish species of Community interest, in order to produce a report with a high level of accuracy. Thus, the reporting made by INCDPM Bucharest was done for 35 species of fish of Community interest for which the following parameters were evaluated, according to the requirements of the European Commission:
- National distribution;
- Population status;
- Habitat for the species status;
- Overall conservation status.