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Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. II. Trends in trawling and dredging


Watson, RA and Revenga, C and Kura, Y, Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. II. Trends in trawling and dredging, Fisheries Research, 79, (1-2) pp. 103-111. ISSN 0165-7836 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2006.01.013


A new method for associating global marine catch statistics with fishing gears has allowed the creation of maps which detail the changing use of fishing gears such as trawls and dredges from the 1950s to the present. These gears, often associated with high impacts on benthic communities, are associated with a wide range of demersal fish, molluscan and crustacean catch. The use of these gears has increased globally since the 1950s when it accounted for more than 40% of reported catches to a peak in most areas such as North America and Europe in the 1980s. This increase extended into the 1990s along the coast of Argentina particularly for squid. Dredging, usually associated with the catch of bivalves, often peaked later than trawling but had begun to decline in most areas by the 1990s. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Database; Dredge; Fish catch; Fishing gear; Trawl; benthos; crustacean; dredging; fish; fishing gear; mollusc; trawling; Argentina; South America; Bivalvia; Cephalopoda; Crustacea
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:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:84052
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-16
Last Modified:2013-04-16

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