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Fishing down the deep: Accounting for within-species changes in depth of fishing
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 17:08 authored by Reginald WatsonReginald Watson, Morato, T
New estimates of the global mean depth of fishing, which consider both the between and within species changes over time, showed a stronger shift to deeper water than estimated previously based only on between-species changes. The new estimates show a linear increase in the mean depth of fishing of 62.5mdecade-1, corresponding to an increase of about 350m for the period since 1950. These values are about 5 times higher than those obtained by using between-species change in catch composition over time, suggesting that deep water species and habitats are under a more serious threat from fishing than hitherto assumed. Â© 2013.
Publication titleFisheries Research
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationNetherlands
Rights statementCopyright 2013 Elsevier B.V.