Indicator: Fish and shrimp biomass

Cod fishery on-board S/S Øst in 1929

Fish and shrimp biomass
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Rationale: The rationale between the use of fish and shrimp biomass is to include sub parameters that are important parts of the Barents Sea ecosystem. The stock developments of keystone species as capelin and cod and young herring are tightly connected and important for the dynamics between these stocks on each other as well as zooplankton, other fish stocks, sea mammals and sea birds

Theme: Human activity

Component: Fisheries and other harvesting

Type of indicator: E/I, describes state of the ecosystem but is impacted by human activities

Priority of indicator: e, essential

• Blue whiting (IMR and PINRO)
• Beaked red fish (IMR and PINRO)
• BS capelin (IMR and PINRO)
• NEA cod (IMR and PINRO)
• NEA haddock (IMR and PINRO)
• Long rough dab (IMR and PINRO)
• Polar cod (IMR and PINRO)
• Greenland halibut (IMR and PINRO)
• NSS herring (IMR and PINRO)
• Shrimp (IMR and PINRO)
• Biomass of 0-group fish (IMR and PINRO)

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Biomass of four Barents Sea fish species. Source: Institute of Marine Research