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Offshore Surface 417 Sea of Japan, Tsugaru Strait vicinity waters

Note; The offshore surface areas have many physically fluid factors such as ocean current or seasonal changes, which may effect on the spawning grounds or distribution areas of certain organisms. Therefore, it is difficult to fix certain area as EBSAs of offshore surface spatially. In addition, available data for analysis are very limited. Therefore, the EBSAs of offshore surface shows the probabilistic distribution of important area as a result of mechanical analysis using best available data at the time, so that there are problems such as that some places considered to be consecutive from the ecological features are divided. Further analysis will be required to improve when the data became available in the future, and it is necessary to review the analysis method.

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Area (km2) 24113

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels on the criteria 2, 5. And selected by the MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

While these waters can be considered to have an environment similar to that of the waters of Nos. 415 and 416, they have been chosen as separate waters for this analysis, due to a lack of data and other reasons.

(Note: Same as No. 402)

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

# Criteria 2
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder) [Sp]
Maurolicus japonicus (North Pacific lightfish) [Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish) [Sp]
Hyporhamphus sajori (Japanese halfbeak) [Sp]
Theragra chalcogramma (Alaska pollock) [Sp]
Hippoglossoides pinetorum (Sôhachi) [Sp]
Takifugu rubripes (Japanese pufferfish) [Sp]
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid) [Sp]
Amphioctopus fangsiao (Ocellated octopus) [Sp]

* This is the species list of which meet the criteria. In that matter, this list does not include all species that inhabit the individual area.
Abbreviation in the information is as follows.
[Br/Ne] : Adjacent water of breeding area or nesting site
[Sp] : Spawning area


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