New assessment highlights overfishing threat

The Critically Endangered angelshark, which was formerly found throughout European waters, is now mostly restricted to the Canary Islands due to the impacts of fisheries bycatch. Credit: Philippe Guillaume – Slingshot/CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The recently published European Red List of Threatened Species has found that a total of 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters.

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