Ecosystem overviews

Azores ecosytem overview


The most important pressures in the Azores ecoregion are the selective extraction of species, marine litter, and the introduction of non-indigenous species. 

These pressures are mainly linked to the following human activities: fishing, tourism and recreation, and maritime transport (view diagram)​. Other pressures, of minor importance in this ecoregion, include underwater noise, abrasion, smoothing, and substrate loss. The main pressures described below are defined in the ICES Technical Guidelines.

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Azores ecosytem overview

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