Greenland Sea
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LME 19: Greenland Sea

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LME total area:

521,237 km2
LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit high percentages of rural coastal population, high numbers of collapsed and overexploited fish stocks, as well as 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 medium.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health