Status of fish stocks in relation to Good Environmental Status

Figure Created 08 Jun 2016 Published 22 Nov 2016 Last modified 22 Nov 2016, 11:39 AM
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Temporal coverage For the status assessment, stocks in the Northeast Atlantic and Baltic waters were assessed based on the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) advice for 2013. Stocks in the Mediterranean and Black seas, and widely distributed stocks were assessed with the latest assessment available by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) respectively, which varied between 2008 and 2012.

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This figure shows the proportion of assessed stocks per regional sea that are in Good Environmental Status (GES). Status refers to fishing mortality (F) and reproductive capacity (SSB) criteria, as defined by the Marine Strategy Framework
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For the regions covered by ICES this is based on the status in 2012, in the regions covered by GFCM and ICCAT the latest assessment was used which in practice involves assessments as far back as 2007.



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