Status of the assessed European fish stocks in relation to Good Environmental Status per regional sea

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The figure shows the status of the assessed European fish stocks in relation to Good Environmental Status (GES) per regional sea. Stocks in the North-East Atlantic and the Baltic Sea were assessed based on the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) database, published in 2016. Stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, and other widely distributed stocks were assessed based on assessments available through the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for fisheries (STECF), published in 2015 and 2016. The Figure is based on 2014 data.

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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 Directive.

See also overview of 81 stocks that are included in the analysis.

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