The ecoregions set
the boundaries for monitoring of the ecosystem and the context for providing
the evidence for regional managers engaged in decision-making. They are based on biogeographic and oceanographic features and existing political, social, economic, and management divisions. They are developed through an iterative process of consultations between scientists and stakeholders led by our Advisory Committee (ACOM).
Read the definition and rationale for ICES ecoregions.
ICES ecoregions. Click to enlarge.