The goal target is for regions to have their biomass of wild stocks within 5% of the amount that can sustainably deliver the maximum sustainable yield. Regions are penalized for both under- or over-harvesting. Penalties for under-harvesting are half as large as for over-harvesting.
This method is a change from that used in 2012 and is explained further in Methods.
The current score indicates Israel is significantly below its sustainable target values. Israel is jeopardizing their future landings with unsustainable yields.