Relative abundance of warm-water to cold-water flatfish species
The index is calculated from annual catches of sole and plaice in these areas and is the ratio sole/ (sole+plaice). In all seas SST is correlated with the SST anomaly in the North Sea shown in Figure 5.21, i.e. there has been a steadily increasing trend in the past 25 years.
Geographical coverage note: North Sea
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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