6 Supplementary Material

6.1 Exemplar species

Table 6: Groups resolved as the Genus level, and associated selection of exemplar species in FAO regions 27 and 37.
FAO_3A_code Scientific_name FAO_EN Area 27 Area 37 Notes Weblink
BOR Caproidae Boarfishes nei Capros aper Capros aper NA NA
CDZ Gadus spp Northern cods nei Gadus morhua Gadus morhua Cod do not occur in Mediterranean. MPA forced to Gadus morhua to be consistent NA
DEX Dentex spp Dentex nei Dentex dentex Dentex dentex NA NA
GPX Epinephelus spp Groupers nei Epinephelus marginatus Epinephelus marginatus NA NA
HKX Merluccius spp Hakes nei Merluccius merluccius Merluccius merluccius NA NA
JAX Trachurus spp Jack and horse mackerels nei Trachurus trachurus Trachurus mediterraneus NA NA
LEZ Lepidorhombus spp Megrims nei Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis NA NA
MNZ Lophius spp Monkfishes nei Lophius piscatorius Lophius budegassa NA NA
MUX Mullus spp Surmullets(=Red mullets) nei Mullus surmuletus Mullus surmuletus NA NA
OCM Eledone spp Horned and musky octopuses Eledone cirrhosa Eledone cirrhosa NA NA
OCZ Octopus spp Octopuses nei Octopus vulgaris Octopus vulgaris NA NA
PAX Pagellus spp Pandoras nei Pagellus bogaraveo Pagellus erythrinus NA NA
PEN Penaeus spp Penaeus shrimps nei Melicertus kerathurus Melicertus kerathurus We are not fully sure, this species seems most likely.MPA replaced original “Penaeus kerathurus” suggested by John with its Melicertus kerathurus synonom NA
PIC Spicara spp Picarels nei Spicara smaris Spicara smaris NA NA
RPN Rapana spp Sea snails Rapana venosa Rapana venosa NA NA
SAN Ammodytes spp Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei Ammodytes marinus Gymnammodytes cicerelus NA NA
SDV Mustelus spp Smooth-hounds nei Mustelus asterias Mustelus asterias NA NA
SKA Raja spp Raja rays nei Raja clavata Raja clavata There are various species but thornback ray (R. clavata) is generally important or fairly important NA
SOO Solea spp NA Solea solea Solea solea NA NA
SPI Siganus spp Spinefeet(=Rabbitfishes) nei Siganus rivulatus Siganus rivulatus NA NA
SQC Loligo spp Common squids nei Loligo forbesii Loligo vulgaris NA NA
SRG Diplodus spp Sargo breams nei Diplodus vulgaris Diplodus vulgaris NA NA
THS Microchirus spp Thickback soles nei Microstomus kitt Microstomus kitt NA NA
RED Sebastes spp Atlantic redfishes nei Sebastes norvegicus Sebastes norvegicus NA NA

6.2 Alternative scientific names

Table 7: Alternative scientific names
FAO_3A_code Scientific_name FAO_EN Alt.sci.name
GUR Aspitrigla cuculus Red gurnard Chelidonichthys cuculus
SWA Diplodus sargus White seabream Diplodus sargus sargus
SQP Loligo gahi Patagonian squid Doryteuthis gahi
MUT Mullus barbatus Red mullet Mullus barbatus barbatus
TGS Penaeus kerathurus Caramote prawn Melicertus kerathurus
SSH Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus Scarlet shrimp Aristaeopsis edwardsiana
TUR Psetta maxima Turbot Scophthalmus maximus
RJN Raja naevus Cuckoo ray Leucoraja naevus
SOS Solea lascaris Sand sole Pegusa lascaris
CTS Venerupis pullastra Pullet carpet shell Venerupis corrugata
SQF Loligo forbesi NA Loligo forbesii

6.3 EUROSTAT internal consistency

Ideally there should be internal consistency within the EUROSTAT data on catches and landings. Here we check this.

6.4 EUMOFA vesus EUROSTAT Landings

Ideally, the EUMOFA data should also agree very closely with the EUROSTAT landings data. Here we check these assumptions.

6.5 Nearest Neighbour Assumption

In order to relate the landings in a region (EUMOFA data) to the hazard of a stock, we need to know where these landings were caught. We make the assumption here that all landings in EUMOFA are from the adjacent FAO subarea. We can check the validity of this “nearest neighbour” assumption by calculating the landings per stock per country that this implies and comparing it to the EUROSTAT catch data (catch per stock per country)