Assessing the sources of the fishing down marine food web process in the Argentinean-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone

  title={Assessing the sources of the fishing down marine food web process in the Argentinean-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Javier Jaureguizar and Andr{\'e}s C. Milessi},
  journal={Scientia Marina},
The temporal trend in the mean trophic level (mTL), fisheries-in-balance index (FIB), trophic categories landing (TrC) and landing profile (LP) of the exploited marine community (82 species) in the Argentinean-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone (AUCFZ) were examined from 1989 to 2003. The total landings (Yt) (rs=-0.561; P mTL significantly decreased (rs =-0.88; P mTL =3.81) to 2003 ( mTL =3.4), and the FIB index has declined in the last 6 years. The LP temporal pattern showed four periods with… 

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