The demise of Darwin's fishes: evidence of fishing down and illegal shark finning in the Galápagos Islands

@inproceedings{Schiller2015TheDO,
  title={The demise of Darwin's fishes: evidence of fishing down and illegal shark finning in the Gal{\'a}pagos Islands},
  author={Laurenne Schiller and Juan Jos{\'e} Alava and Jack S. Grove and Gunther Reck and Daniel Pauly},
  year={2015}
}
The fauna of the Galapagos Island chain is characterized by high biodiversity and endemism. Thus, the conservation of its terrestrial and marine wildlife, including the sustainable management of local fisheries, is of paramount importance. Although the commercial exploitation of fish in the Galapagos did not intensify until the mid-1900s, issues of overexploitation and mismanagement are already of serious concern. However, to date, research on Galapagos fisheries has been largely species or… CONTINUE READING

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