C11: Productive seas: status of sensitive fish and shellfish stocks

In development In development

Short Description

This indicator will track changes in the abundance, distribution and condition of fish and shellfish species at risk of depletion. The indicator will be derived from individual species assessments; note that some species may also be included in C6 Diverse seas: status of threatened and declining features. The indicator will be assessed to account for the expected status in line with prevailing environmental conditions and not adversely impacted by human activity. The indicator is linked to the UK Marine Strategy Descriptor 1 biodiversity and Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR).

This indicator is not available for reporting in 2021 as further development is required. Analytical methods and some data on sensitive fish species are available.

This table provides metadata for the interim or final indicator presented above.

Indicator name

Productive seas: status of sensitive fish and shellfish stocks

Indicator reference

C11

Outcome Indicator Framework theme

Seas and Estuaries

Headline indicator status

Not applicable

Relevant goal(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Using resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently
Relevant target(s) in the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Ensuring that all fish stocks are recovered to and maintained at levels that can produce their maximum sustainable yield
Position in the natural capital framework
  • Condition of assets - seas
Related reporting commitments
  • Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR)
  • UK Marine Strategy (Marine Strategy Regulations 2010)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Target 6
  • Relevant to Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 14
Geographic scope

UK

Status of indicator development

In development

Date last updated

11 June 2021