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Fishing down the deep


Morato, T and Watson, RA and Pitcher, TJ and Pauly, D, Fishing down the deep, Fish and Fisheries, 7, (1) pp. 24-34. ISSN 1467-2960 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-2979.2006.00205.x


Global landings of demersal marine fishes are demonstrated to have shifted to deeper water species over the last 50 years. Our analysis suggests deep-water fish stocks may be at serious risk of depletion, as their life histories render them highly vulnerable to overfishing with little resilience to over-exploitation. Deep-sea fisheries are exploiting the last refuges for commercial fish species and should not be seen as a replacement for declining resources in shallower waters. Instead, deep-water habitats are new candidates for conservation. © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Deep-sea; Deep-water fisheries; Fisheries crisis; Global trends; deep sea; fishery; population decline; Pisces
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:84054
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:339
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-16
Last Modified:2013-04-16

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