Mediterranean Sea
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LME 26: Mediterranean Sea

Bordering countries:

Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (Vatican), Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey

LME total area:

2,528,398 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 high.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health