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Landings of commercial fish and shellfish per EU marine region in 2018, and proportion of landings for which stock assessments were conducted between 2015-2019

Figure Created 17 Nov 2020 Published 17 Nov 2020 Last modified 15 Dec 2020
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This figure shows the 2018 landings of commercially exploited fish and shellfish stocks per EU marine region, and the proportions of landings for which stock assessments were conducted in 2015-2019 (not all stocks have annual assessments). See the related Excel File for extra details.

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A distinction is made between the (1) landings for assessed stocks for which adequate information is available to determine whether both the GES criteria for F and SSB are met, (2) landings for assessed stocks for which adequate information is only available to determine whether the GES criteria for F or SSB is met, and (3) assessed stocks for which the available information on F and SSB is insufficient to determine if any of the relevant GES criteria are met. GES criteria refer to two (F and SSB) out of three criteria (the third cannot currently be calculate at the EU level) defining the ‘good environmental status’ (GES) of populations of commercial fish and shellfish species. GES is the objective of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and needed to be achieved in 2020. These two criteria are met when F and SSB are compatible with having fish/shellfish population biomass levels above those capable of producing maximum sustainable yield (MSY). For further information, see the Methodology section, on how this distinction is made, and European Commission Decision 2017/848/EU on criteria and methodological standards on GES of marine waters.

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