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  • HELCOM Coastal fish core indicator database (COOL) contains updated data used in coastal fish core indicators for every current monitoring station in the Baltic Sea and information on the latest status assessment for the two coastal fish indicators: http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/indicators/abundance-of-coastal-fish-key-functional-groups/ http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/indicators/abundance-of-key-coastal-fish-species The collection of monitoring data is described in the Monitoring guideline: http://www.helcom.fi/Documents/Action%20areas/Monitoring%20and%20assessment/Manuals%20and%20Guidelines/Guidelines%20for%20Coastal%20fish%20Monitoring%20of%20HELCOM.pdf The database was developed in BalticBoost project (http://www.helcom.fi/helcom-at-work/projects/completed-projects/baltic-boost/) Theme 1: Biodiversity, which focused on developing a biodiversity assessment tool and improving data arrangements for the biodiversity elements where this is limited (e.g. coastal fish, birds and seals) so that a comprehensive assessment of biodiversity in the Baltic Sea can be carried out by 2018. The monitoring data is reported by HELCOM Contracting Parties and reported data is verified annually by HELCOM FISH-PRO group.