Several fish species that have been adversely affected by fishing in the Atlantic are now on the OSPAR list of threatened and declining species (see full list in Table 1). These include the spurdog (Squallus acanthias), the common skate complex (Dipturus spp.), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and some deep-water sharks. Although there are either zero TACs for these species, or they are listed as prohibited, several of them remain vulnerable to existing fisheries.
OSPAR-listed threatened and declining species and habitats that occur in the Azores ecoregion.
Threatened and declining habitats in the Azorean ecoregion
Threatened and declining habitats in the Azores ecoregion according to OSPAR.