The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries

@article{Branch2010TheTF,
  title={The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries},
  author={T. A. Branch and R. Watson and E. Fulton and S. Jennings and C. McGilliard and G. Pablico and D. Ricard and S. Tracey},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={468},
  pages={431-435}
}
  • T. A. Branch, R. Watson, +5 authors S. Tracey
  • Published 2010
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Biodiversity indicators provide a vital window on the state of the planet, guiding policy development and management. The most widely adopted marine indicator is mean trophic level (MTL) from catches, intended to detect shifts from high-trophic-level predators to low-trophic-level invertebrates and plankton-feeders. This indicator underpins reported trends in human impacts, declining when predators collapse (“fishing down marine food webs”) and when low-trophic-level fisheries expand (“fishing… CONTINUE READING
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