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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator B2 – Sustainable fisheries 2019

Corporate UK Biodiversity


These documents support response indicator: B2. Sustainable fisheries. The documents include a fiche, datasheet and technical background document.

Sustainable fisheries help to ensure our marine ecosystems remain diverse and resilient, providing a long-term and viable fishing industry.

The indicator comprises two measures assessed separately: a) the percentage of stocks fished at or below the level capable of producing Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY); and b) the percentage of stocks with biomass above the level capable of producing MSY.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·09·05

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2019). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019.

The UK indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data; and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets. Since then the indicators have been refined to improve their relevance/quality, and new indicators developed to fill gaps. In this version of the publication as many as possible of the indicators have been updated with new data. In some cases, however, development work is ongoing, and where this is the case, the work to develop them has been described briefly.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2019·09·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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