Fishing elevates variability in the abundance of exploited species

@article{Hsieh2006FishingEV,
  title={Fishing elevates variability in the abundance of exploited species},
  author={C. Hsieh and C. Reiss and J. Hunter and J. Beddington and R. May and G. Sugihara},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={859-862}
}
The separation of the effects of environmental variability from the impacts of fishing has been elusive, but is essential for sound fisheries management. We distinguish environmental effects from fishing effects by comparing the temporal variability of exploited versus unexploited fish stocks living in the same environments. Using the unique suite of 50-year-long larval fish surveys from the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations we analyse fishing as a treatment effect in a… Expand
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