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“Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has the responsibility for global monitoring. To this end the statuses of the most important fish stocks in each country are evaluated with respect to maximum sustainable yield (MSY).
Faroe Marine Research Institute carries out assessment of 13 commercially exploited fish stocks, 10 of which are reviewed by International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) according to MSY. Two additional fish stocks with no fixed MSY are reviewed by ICES. The catch of the aforementioned 10 stocks represented about 95% of the total catch of the Faroese fishing fleet in the period 2018-2022 and 9 of them are deemed above the MSY-threshold.”
This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.
Indicator 14.4.1: Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels
Target 14.4: By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Indicator 14.7.1: Sustainable fisheries as a percentage of GDP in small island developing States, least developed countries and all countries
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Statistics Faroe Islands
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Faroe Marine Research Institute
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