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Increasing protection for vulnerable deep-water habitats in the NE Atlantic

This map shows deep water fishing areas as well as sites in the NE Atlantic currently closed to bottom trawling and/or static gear reaching the seafloor, permanently or temporarily, in areas within and beyond national jurisdiction. The closures are based on measures adopted by the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Comission (NEAFC), the EU Fisheries Ministers Council as well as Norwegian and Icelandic authorities. Credit: © WWF / Sabine Christiansen. Download to view the details:

Map of existing closures

Maps with cold-water coral reefs and seamounts

Call for further action