GEO-6 Chapter 14: Oceans and Coastal Policy

Figure 14.2: Areas of predicted deep-sea vulnerable marine ecosystems


Note: Areas in red illustrate the extent of deep-sea (>200m) bottom-trawling on VMEs predicted from published habitat suitability models and binary predicted presence maps.

Source: Pham et al . 2014

Figure 14.3: Bottom-trawling and closed VMEs from 2006 to 2016

Note: Green-filled areas are bottom-fishing areas, and red-filled areas are VME closed areas. Diagonally shaded areas represent the regulatory areas of key regional fisheries bodies.

Source: FAO (2017).

Oceans and Coasts Policy


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