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  • VME data portal is a central portal for data on the distribution and abundance of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs), (and organisms considered to be indicators of VMEs) across the North Atlantic that has been set up by the Joint ICES/NAFO Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WGDEC) and is hosted by ICES. The database is comprised of 'VME habitats' and 'VME indicators' records. The VME database serves multiple purposes; ICES uses it for providing scientifically-robust advice on the distribution of VMEs and recommending possible management solutions such as bottom fishing closures within NEAFC (North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) waters to protect VMEs.

  • Annual nominal catches of more than 200 species of fish and shellfish in the Northeast Atlantic region. Data are presented in the live weight equivalent of landings per year, country, species, and fishing area. This dataset includes catches starting from 2006.

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  • This is a compilation of OSPAR habitat polygon data for the northeast Atlanticsubmitted by OSPAR contracting parties. The compilation is coordinated by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, working with a representative from each of the OSPAR coastal contracting parties.This public dataset does not contain records relating to sensitive species (e.g. Ostrea edulis) in specific areas, or where data are restricted from public release by the owner's use limitations. This version (v2018) was published in July 2019.

  • This is a compilation of OSPAR habitat point data for the northeast Atlanticsubmitted by OSPAR contracting parties. The compilation is coordinated by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, working with a representative from each of the OSPAR coastal contracting parties. This public dataset does not contain records relating to sensitive species (e.g. Ostrea edulis) in specific areas, or where data are restricted from public release by the owner's use limitations. This version (v2018) was published in July 2019.

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    This is a compilation of OSPAR habitat point data for the northeast Atlantic submitted by OSPAR contracting parties. The compilation is coordinated by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, working with a representative from each of the OSPAR coastal contracting parties. This public dataset does not contain records relating to sensitive species (e.g. Ostrea edulis) in specific areas, or where data are restricted from public release by the owner's use limitations. This version (v2020) was published in July 2021.

  • The Ria Formosa is a lagoon system located on the south coast ofPortugal that consistsof channels and salt marsh, creeks and barriers islands. It is highly productive system that provides high level of biodiversity.This mapprovidesinformation on ANNEX I habitat types.

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    This is a compilation of OSPAR habitat polygon data for the northeast Atlantic submitted by OSPAR contracting parties. The compilation is coordinated by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, working with a representative from each of the OSPAR coastal contracting parties.This public dataset does not contain records relating to sensitive species (e.g. Ostrea edulis) in specific areas, or where data are restricted from public release by the owner's use limitations. This version (v2020) was published in June 2020.

  • Classification of mud and muddy sand habitat delineated from spatial fishing patterns of vessels targetting Nephrops norvegicus. Vessel Monitoring System positional data combined with fishing effort data from logbooks were analysed to delineate areas fished. These fishing grounds are surveyed and groundtruthed annually using underwater video footage.