Chapter twenty-four Rebuilding ecosystems , not sustainability , as the proper goal of fishery management

@inproceedings{Pitcher2004ChapterTR,
  title={Chapter twenty-four Rebuilding ecosystems , not sustainability , as the proper goal of fishery management},
  author={Pitcher and Daniel Pauly},
  year={2004}
}
We propose that rebuilding ecosystems. and not sustainability per se. should be the goal of fishery management. Sustainability is a deceptive goal because human harvesting of fish leads to a progressive simplification of ecosystems in favour of smaller. high-turnover. lower-trophic-Ievel fish species that are adapted to withstand disturbance and habitat degradation. Present fisheries management seems unable to reverse this trend for several reasons. Because of this effect on the ecosystem… CONTINUE READING
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