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Counting the last fish


Pauly, D and Watson, RA, Counting the last fish, Scientific American, 289, (1) pp. 42-47. ISSN 0036-8733 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0703-42


The article discusses the sustainable management of fisheries. New analysis show that fisheries worldwide are in danger of collapsing from overfishing. Overfishing results from booms in human populations, increases in the demand of fish as a nutritious food, improvements in commercial fishing technology and global and national policies that fail to encourage the management of fisheries. The solutions to this problem are also discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Algae; Ecosystems; Fishing vessels; Gears; Marine biology; Statistical methods; Fish consumption; Fisheries; algae; animal; article; environmental protection; fish; food; food industry; population density; Animals; Conservation of Natural Resources
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:84074
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-17
Last Modified:2013-04-17

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