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Mediterranean Sea at Risk

Mediterranean Sea at Risk

The Mediterranean is currently the most overfished sea in all Europe. Over 90% of stocks fished exclusively by EU countries are overexploited are overfished above what is considered sustainable.

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Oceana - Bottom Trawling Images


Surmullets (Mullus surmuletus) Punta Prima, Formentera, Spain
Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus). Cabliers Bank, Alboran Sea, Spain.
Group of Surmullets (Mullus surmuletus) Cape Negro, Alicante, Spain.
Surmullets (Mullus surmuletus) Punta Prima, Formentera, Spain
Blackbellied angler (Lophius budegassa). Ormonde, Gorringe Bank, Portugal.
European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Ses Olives, Majorca Channel, Balearic Islands, Spain
Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou). Pockmarks, Majorca Channel, Balearic Islands.
Common sole (Solea solea). Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) in the fish market. Tangiers, Morocco
Anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) in Mercamadrid, the fish central market. Madrid, Spain
Red shrimp cf. (Aristeus antennatus) in detritic bottom. Ormonde, Gorringe Bank, Portugal
Deep-water rose shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris). Sicily, Italy.

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