Rebuilding Global Fisheries

  title={Rebuilding Global Fisheries},
  author={Boris Worm and Ray Hilborn and Julia K. Baum and Trevor A. Branch and Jeremy S Collie and Christopher Costello and Michael Fogarty and Elizabeth A. Fulton and Jeffrey A. Hutchings and Simon Jennings and Olaf P Jensen and Heike K. Lotze and Pamela M. Mace and Tim R. McClanahan and C{\'o}il{\'i}n Minto and Stephen R. Palumbi and Ana M. Parma and Daniel Ricard and Andrew A. Rosenberg and Reg A. Watson and Dirk Zeller},
  pages={578 - 585}
Fighting for Fisheries In the debate concerning the future of the world's fisheries, some have forecasted complete collapse but others have challenged this view. The protagonists in this debate have now joined forces to present a thorough quantitative review of current trends in world fisheries. Worm et al. (p. 578) evaluate the evidence for a global rebuilding of marine capture fisheries and their supporting ecosystems. Contrasting regions that have been managed for rebuilding with those that… Expand

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