Status of fish stocks in International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) fishing regions of Europe
The numbers in the circles are the number of stocks assessed within the given region. The size of the circles is scaled proportional to the size of the regional catch.
- About 46 % of the assessed European commercial fish stocks are outside safe biological limits (SBL).
- Of the assessed commercial fish stocks in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, 25 % (Arctic Sea) to 62 % (Bay of Biscay) are outside SBL.
- In the Mediterranean Sea, the percentage of stocks outside SBL ranges from 50 % to 78 %, with the Adriatic Sea in the worst condition.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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