Biomass, Size, and Trophic Status of Top Predators in the Pacific Ocean

@article{Sibert2006BiomassSA,
  title={Biomass, Size, and Trophic Status of Top Predators in the Pacific Ocean},
  author={J. Sibert and J. Hampton and P. Kleiber and M. Maunder},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={314},
  pages={1773 - 1776}
}
  • J. Sibert, J. Hampton, +1 author M. Maunder
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Fisheries have removed at least 50 million tons of tuna and other top-level predators from the Pacific Ocean pelagic ecosystem since 1950, leading to concerns about a catastrophic reduction in population biomass and the collapse of oceanic food chains. We analyzed all available data from Pacific tuna fisheries for 1950–2004 to provide comprehensive estimates of fishery impacts on population biomass and size structure. Current biomass ranges among species from 36 to 91% of the biomass predicted… CONTINUE READING

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