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Not all fisheries will be collapsed in 2048

Trevor A. Branch

Marine Policy, 2008, vol. 32, issue 1, 38-39

Abstract: In a recently published paper, Worm et al. [Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services. Science 2006;314:787-90.] project "the global collapse of all taxa currently fished" by 2048. Using their criteria and data, this paper shows that the number of not-collapsed fisheries actually increased over time to a plateau of about 5600 in 1985-2003. Furthermore, if trends are projected into the future, more than half of the world's fisheries would always be in a recovered state.

Keywords: Fisheries; collapse; Ecosystem; functioning; Media; Fisheries; recovery; Fisheries; management; Fisheries; stock; assessment; Catch; history (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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