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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