New-Zealand Shelf
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LME 46: New-Zealand Shelf

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LME total area:

980,420 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 very low.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health