The Risks of Overfishing

  title={The Risks of Overfishing},
  author={E. Pikitch},
  pages={474 - 475}
  • E. Pikitch
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • Current global fisheries jeopardize not only individual species but also the overall integrity of marine ecosystems. On page 517 of this issue, Costello et al. (1) paint a dismal picture of the state of the world's fisheries. The authors report that globally, the vast majority of exploited fish populations have been depleted to abundance levels well below those recommended by conventional management guidance. Of even greater concern, most species are on a continuing trajectory of decline. These… CONTINUE READING
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