The actual area is inhabited by 28 fish species which are either on the Global Red List (8 species), or on the Norwegian Red List (25 species). Among these 13 is DD species, i.e. no scaled evaluation can be done because of lack of knowledge, but the species would probably be on the red list if adequate information had been available.
Barents Sea is inhabited by 26 species (taxons and populations) of sea mammals. Among these, 11 species are included in the International Red Book, 15 are included in The Red Book of Russian Federation (2001) and 9 are in the endangered-species list of Norway.
Among more than 30 seabird species breeding and wintering in the Barents Sea region, there are 7 Red-listed species including two from the global list (IUCN, 2008), 6 from Norwegian Red List and 3 from the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation. Besides, there are 4 more species listed in the Annex to the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation that are of concern.