Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities

@article{Myers2003RapidWD,
  title={Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities},
  author={Ransom A. Myers and Boris Worm},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={423},
  pages={280-283}
}
Serious concerns have been raised about the ecological effects of industrialized fishing, spurring a United Nations resolution on restoring fisheries and marine ecosystems to healthy levels. However, a prerequisite for restoration is a general understanding of the composition and abundance of unexploited fish communities, relative to contemporary ones. We constructed trajectories of community biomass and composition of large predatory fishes in four continental shelf and nine oceanic systems… 

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