HELCOM report on coastal fish in the Baltic Sea
HELCOM recently published a report assessing coastal fish in the Baltic, the ‘Status of coastal fish communities in the Baltic Sea during 2011-2016 – the third thematic assessment’. According to the report, only about half of the assessed areas obtain a good status.
In general, the overall status of varies between geographical areas, with the north of the Baltic faring slightly better than the south. Key species and piscivores show a better status in more northern areas of the Baltic, compared to the south of the sea. For cyprinids, the status is often insufficient due to overabundance, especially in the north-eastern part of the Baltic.
The full article and the report can be found at helcom.fi