ICES Ecosystem Overviews 2020


ICES has released a new Ecosystem Overview for the East Greenland Sea ecoregion together with a revised version of the the Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast. In addition, annual fisheries graphs have been updated for Azores, Baltic Sea, Celtic Seas, Greater North Sea and Icelandic Waters ecoregions.

These overviews provide a description of the ecosystems, identify the main human pressures, and explain how these affect key ecosystem components. In for example the North Sea,  the  overall fishing mortality (F) for shellfish, demersal, and pelagic fish stocks has reduced since the late 1990s.

You can also find the ecosystem overviews at the ICES homepage here.