Fish species sensitivity to fishing
Data on fish species sensitivity to fishing combining vulnerability from Cheung et al 2007 supplementary material and on precautionary fishing mortality in European waters from Rindorf et al 2020. Following STECF (2022), low sensitivity species are defined as species with a precautionary fishing mortality greater than 3 for the Rindorf et al data or with a vulnerability less than 40 for the Cheung data. Species with a high sensitivity are defined as species with a precautionary fishing mortality less than 0.41 for the Rindorf et al data or with a vulnerability greater than 70 for the Cheung data. Remaining species are defined as medium sensitivity.
Reference for the data and definitions:
Cheung, W. W., Watson, R., Morato, T., Pitcher, T. J., & Pauly, D. (2007). Intrinsic vulnerability in the global fish catch. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 333, 1-12.
Rindorf, A., Gislason, H., Burns, F., Ellis, J. R., & Reid, D. (2020). Are fish sensitive to trawling recovering in the Northeast Atlantic?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(10), 1936-1947.
STECF (2022). Validation of selected sustainability indicators and underlying methodologies for the revision of the EU marketing standards for fisheries products (STECF-22-12)
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