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Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. I. Database development


Watson, RA and Revenga, C and Kura, Y, Fishing gear associated with global marine catches. I. Database development, Fisheries Research, 79, (1-2) pp. 97-102. ISSN 0165-7836 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2006.01.010


Fishing gears, instrumental to the fishing process, can exert direct impacts on marine communities and habitats. The database described here allows for the analysis of global fishing patterns, by associating all reported global catch with fishing gear types. The fine spatial detail of the Sea Around Us project's catch database allows for the construction of maps showing subtle changes in the use of fishing gears annually since 1950. Maps included in this report chronicle the expansion of these and other gears in ways that will inform the current debate over their impacts, and provide critical information to shape policy development and management choices. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Database; Dredge; Fish catch; Fishing gear; Purse seine; Trawl; fishing; fishing gear; map
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:84053
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:64
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-16
Last Modified:2013-04-16

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