Patagonian Shelf
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LME 14: Patagonian Shelf

Bordering countries:

Argentina, Falkland Islands, Uruguay

LME total area:

1,173,332 km2
LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit medium numbers of collapsed and overexploited fish stocks, as well as very high proportions of catch from bottom impacting gear.
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 high.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health