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The changing face of global fisheries-The 1950s vs. the 2000s


Watson, RA and Pauly, D, The changing face of global fisheries-The 1950s vs. the 2000s, Marine Policy, 42 pp. 1-4. ISSN 0308-597X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.022


Spatialized catch and effort data, representing the world's marine fisheries in the 1950s and the 2000s are presented in form of cartograms, i.e., global maps in which the surface areas of continents are made proportional to the magnitude of the annual catches and fishing effort by their fleets. This is complemented by an analysis of the flows of seafood between the continents in whose waters the fish were captured, in the 1950s and the 2000s, and the continents where fleets originated. Such broad-brush analyses of temporal changes and trade patterns are helpful to understand major trends of fisheries, which, are increasingly dominated by scarcity of fish, and competition, notably off the coast of West Africa, and in newly accessed polar waters.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fishing capacity, global fisheries effort, global fisheries landings, catch statistics, fishery, fishing, seafood, spatial analysis, temporal analysis
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:84127
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-19
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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