Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) - Functional Units and suitable habitat in Scottish and adjacent waters
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Nephrops distribution is limited by the extent of suitable muddy sediment in which animals construct burrows. Nephrops are assessed across Europe as individual stocks in 34 functional units (FUs). This data combines the ICES functional units (based on ICES statistical rectangles), combined with the actual extent of the muddy sediment, in Scottish & adjacent waters, derived from sediment and VMS data.