Research and analysis

Review of existing approaches to evaluate marine habitat vulnerability to commercial fishing activities

Review of previous studies of the physical impacts of commercial fishing on marine habitats.


Review of Existing Approaches to Evaluate Marine Habitat Vulnerability to Commercial Fishing Activities

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


It highlights issues that should be considered when developing a risk assessment framework to measure the impacts of fishing a WFD requirement.

Published 1 October 2010