New information regarding the impact of fisheries on other components of the ecosystem (2019)
reportposted on 2022-10-06, 07:42 authored by ICESICES
In 2019, ICES received 405 new records of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VME) indicators and/or VME habitats in EU waters. These are located in the Faroe–Shetland Channel, Rockall Bank, the Rosemary Bank Seamount, the Wyville Thomson Ridge, the Irish/Scottish continental shelf, the Spanish continental shelf (Gulf of Cadiz), and the Formigas Seamount (Azores).
The geographical positions of areas subject to various protection and fisheries management regimes are included in this advice. Any bottom fishing on VME habitats will cause damage to these habitats.
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