2019 S C O T L A N D
Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/3xmdgw

2019 S C O T L A N D

27 September 2019


Warming temperatures have driven northward shifts in the MARINE FISH ABUNDANCE IN THE CELTIC AND GREATER NORTH SEAS PLANKTON distribution of zooplankton in the Abundance indicators for demersal • O ver the long term, 27% of species Change in average species’ abundance – North East Atlantic, from the 1960s to The base of the marine food web marine fish species, those that live showed strong or mode. [...] in the abundance and nutritional CELTIC SEAS Very little is known about the • F rom the start of the time series in quality of Sandeels has reduced the 120 vast majority of unmonitored and 1986 to the most recent estimate breeding success and populations of 100 • T he demersal species indicator shows a statistically significant unregulated fish populations. [...] Some of native taxa, especially in the and funded by the EU LIFE fund and 11 the Scots Pines provide the second SNH, with the support of the Nicolson for which Scotland has significant internationally important elsewhere. [...] there has been a decline in areas of wild land in the British walked-up grouse shooting and in policy and legislation, the impact and a comprehensive biosecurity plan Isles, and part of the Cairngorm Salmon fishing still happens on and threat from INNS is intensifying is being implemented to prevent livestock grazing in some areas the estate but nature conservation reinvasion of mammal predators5. [...] Over The bar chart shows the percentage of Using a different, binary categorisation: criteria, 1,188 (15%) of the extant the indicator for large copepods this long-term period the smoothed The bars show the percentage of species within the indicator that have species, for which sufficient data shows a 5% increase in the northern indicator fell by 0.31% per year.

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