Protected and Threatened Components of Fish Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea

@article{Mouillot2011ProtectedAT,
  title={Protected and Threatened Components of Fish Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={David Mouillot and Camille Albouy and François Guilhaumon and Frida Ben Rais Lasram and Marta Coll and Vincent Devictor and Christine N Meynard and Daniel Pauly and Jean Antoine Tomasini and Marc Troussellier and L Diaz Velez and Reg A Watson and Emmanuel J. P. Douzery and Nicolas Mouquet},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={1044-1050}
}
The Mediterranean Sea (0.82% of the global oceanic surface) holds 4%-18% of all known marine species (~17,000), with a high proportion of endemism [1, 2]. This exceptional biodiversity is under severe threats [1] but benefits from a system of 100 marine protected areas (MPAs). Surprisingly, the spatial congruence of fish biodiversity hot spots with this MPA system and the areas of high fishing pressure has not been assessed. Moreover, evolutionary and functional breadth of species assemblages… CONTINUE READING

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