EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
Geographical coverage note: North Sea Note: The black line corresponds to the precautionary spawning stock biomass (SSB) level of 150 000 tonnes and the precautionary Fishing pressure of F=0.65. F is an indicator of fishing mortality represented as a logarithmic function of catch per stock of given age groups (F 2-4 means fishing mortality of year classes 2 to 4-years old), F=10 is 100 %.
Illegal trade in tropical timber contributes to forest destruction. Many hardware suppliers are now selling timber that has been certified as legal and sustainable. Next time you shop for wood-products, check for labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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