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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020. Indicator B2 – Sustainable fisheries 2020

Corporate UK Biodiversity


These documents support response indicator: B2. Sustainable fisheries. The documents include a datasheet and a 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 2 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 2020·10·15

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2020). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020.

The UK Biodiversity Indicators were first published in 2007. They were created to provide a measure for reporting on the UK’s progress towards meeting international biodiversity goals and targets. The 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 developed in 2010 and 2011.

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 2020·10·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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