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Fishing for data in the Ross Sea


Blight, LK and Ainley, DG and Ackley, SF and Ballard, G and Ballerini, T and Brownell Jnr, MCL and Cheng, CH and Chiantore, M and Costa, D and Coulter, MC and Dayton, P and Devries, AL and Dunbar, R and Earle, S and Eastman, J and Emslie, SD and Evans, CW and Garrott, RA and Kim, S and Kooyman, G and Lescroel, A and Lizotte, M and Massaro, M and Olmastroni, S and Ponganis, PJ and Russell, J and Siniff, DB and Smith Jnr, WO and Stewart, BS and Stirling, I and Willis, J and Wilson, P and Woehler, EJ, Fishing for data in the Ross Sea, Science, 330, (6009) pp. 1316-1318. ISSN 0036-8075 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science

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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.330.6009.1316


We are among the scientists objecting to the eco-certification of Ross Sea Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni), as described by E. Stokstad in his News Focus story "Behind the eco-label, a debate over Antarctic toothfish" (24 September, p. 1596). The public perceives a certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to mean an environmentally friendly fishery, not one characterized by the "dearth of key data" as indicated in the article.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Woehler, EJ (Dr Eric Woehler)
ID Code:67225
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2011-03-01
Last Modified:2011-08-17
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