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The Future for Fisheries


Pauly, D and Alder, J and Bennett, E and Christensen, V and Tyedmers, P and Watson, RA, The Future for Fisheries, Science, 302, (5649) pp. 1359-1361. ISSN 0036-8075 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1126/science.1088667


Formal analyses of long-term global marine fisheries prospects have yet to be performed, because fisheries research focuses on local, species-specific management issues. Extrapolation of present trends implies expansion of bottom fisheries into deeper waters, serious impact on biodiversity, and declining global catches, the last possibly aggravated by fuel cost increases. Examination of four scenarios, covering various societal development choices, suggests that the negative trends now besetting fisheries can be turned around, and their supporting ecosystems rebuilt, at least partly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Biodiversity; Costs; Ecosystems; Fuels; Marine applications; Bottom fisheries; Fisheries; fuel; biodiversity; ecosystem; fishery management; impact; trend analysis; analysis; aquaculture; benthos; biodiversity; biomass; computer simulation; cost
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:84073
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:332
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-17
Last Modified:2013-04-22

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