Degree of Threat: B : Moderately threatened throughout its range, communities provide natural resources that when exploited alter the composition and structure of the community over the long-term, but are apparently recoverable
Comments: Baltic population is much smaller than it was in the early 1990s, due to overexploitation and slow recovery caused in part by pollution-related reproductive declines (see Reeves et al. 1992). In many areas, entanglement in fishing nets results in mortality, especially of juveniles. Some hauling-out habitat has been lost to development.
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