Kuroshio Current
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LME 49: Kuroshio Current

Bordering countries:

Japan, Philippines, Taiwan

LME total area:

1,333,074 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 medium.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health