Advisory process

ICES ecoregions and advisory areas

Our advice is divided by ecoregions, allowing for further development of an ecosystem approach in European waters.

For each ecoregion the advice includes an ecosystem overview, which provides a description of the ecosystem components and the major ecological events and trends. 

The ecoregions are based on biogeographic and oceanographic features and existing political, social, economic, and management divisions:

  • Arctic Ocean
  • Greenland Sea
  • Norwegian Sea
  • Barents Sea
  • Iceland Sea
  • Faroes
  • Celtic Seas
  • Greater North Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Oceanic north-east Atlantic
  • Azores
  • Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast
  • Western Mediterranean Sea
  • Ionian Sea and the Central Mediterranean Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Aegean-Levantine Sea
  • Black Sea

 

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