Size-selective harvesting alters life histories of a temperate sex-changing fish.

@article{Hamilton2007SizeselectiveHA,
  title={Size-selective harvesting alters life histories of a temperate sex-changing fish.},
  author={Scott L. Hamilton and Jennifer E Caselle and Julie D. Standish and Donna M. Schroeder and Milton S. Love and Jorge A. Rosales-Casi{\'a}n and Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={2268-80}
}
Selective mortality, whether caused naturally by predation or through the influence of harvest practices, initiates changes within populations when individuals possessing certain heritable traits have increased fitness. Theory predicts that increased mortality rates will select for changes in a number of different life history characteristics. For example, fishing often targets larger individuals and has been shown repeatedly to alter population size structure and growth rates, and the timing… CONTINUE READING
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