Balearic Sea Report
The Balearic Sea Report (Informe Mar Balear) endeavours to evaluate objectively the environmental status of the Balearic Sea and how it has changed over time. To ascertain environmental health, the report looks at physicochemical and ecological variables of the main marine ecosystems, the increase or decrease of fish stocks, and other prominent ecological markers (algae, plants, fish, birds and cetaceans). It also provides information about beaches, the quality of swimming water, plastics and other types of pollution; the impact of invasive species, indicators of climatic change and other pressures on the sea and its resources derived from human activity, especially tourism and fishing.
To guarantee a solid scientific basis, the main research centres of the Balearics and the public administration have contributed to the information collected in this report. The document is public and accessible, and will be updated regularly to keep track of changes to the various indicators of marine health.