Ospar Commission
OSPAR's Quality Status Report 2023 Friday Ocean Findings Week 12
Today marks the final day of OSPAR's biodiversity and ecosystems meeting in Iceland where scientists and policy makers from around the North-East Atlantic have been working on finalising more status assessments for features from our list of threatened and/or declining species and habitats.

Week 12 of #FridayOceanFindings brings together the latest assessments of the flatter elasmobranchs from our list, the skates and rays. Like the shark species we featured last week, our skates and rays have more than just cartilage in common in that they too have suffered due to over fishing and bycatch. Read our latest assessments which include details of measures taken by OSPAR Contracting Parties to protect these species.

These assessments are components of OSPAR’s Quality Status Report (QSR) 2023. The QSR is a holistic assessment of the North-East Atlantic and will examine the current state of the marine environment and ecosystems, and the human activities benefiting from the marine environment and interacting with it.

We hope you enjoy these reports. Please do contact us with any comments at communications@ospar.org
Common skate
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Spotted ray
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Thornback ray
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White skate
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