Spearfishing to depletion: evidence from temperate reef fishes in Chile.

  title={Spearfishing to depletion: evidence from temperate reef fishes in Chile.},
  author={Natalio Godoy and L Stefan Gelcich and Julio Alberto V{\'a}squez and Juan Carlos Castilla},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={20 6},
Unreliable and data-poor marine fishery landings can lead to a lack of regulatory action in fisheries management. Here we use official Chilean landing reports and non-conventional indicators, such as fishers' perceptions and spearfishing competition results, to provide evidence of reef fishes depletions caused by unregulated spearfishing. Results show that the three largest and most emblematic reef fishes targeted mainly by spearfishers (> 98% of landings) [Graus nigra (vieja negra… CONTINUE READING
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