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LONG-TERM TRENDS IN DEMERSAL FISHERY RESOURCES OF GHANA IN RESPONSE TO FISHING PRESSURE

@inproceedings{Pressure2005LONGTERMTI,
  title={LONG-TERM TRENDS IN DEMERSAL FISHERY RESOURCES OF GHANA IN RESPONSE TO FISHING PRESSURE},
  author={Fishing Pressure and K. A. Koranteng and Daniel Pauly},
  year={2005}
}
A brief review is presented of the structure of the Ghanaian fishing fleet, and of the changes they induced on their resource base since the 1960s. These change consist of a reduction of the biomass of longer lived fishes, particularly in shallower waters, and in conjunction with environmental fluctuation, the creation of opportunities for invasive species of fish (triggerfish Balistes carolinensis) and invertebrates (e.g., scallops) to experience short-lived population outburst. The relative… 

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