Scotian Shelf
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LME 8: Scotian Shelf

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LME total area:

412,676 km2

LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit medium to high numbers of collapsed and overexploited fish stocks, high levels of demersal non-destructive low bycatch fishing, as well as very high shipping pressure.
Based on a combined measure of the Human Development Index and the averaged indicators for fish & fisheries and pollution & ecosystem health modules, the overall risk factor is low.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health