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Main Title Dynamic changes in marine ecosystems : fishing, food webs and future options /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing: Phase II--Assessments of the Extent of Change and the Implications for Policy.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 70788668
ISBN 030910050X; 9780309100502; 0309654750; 9780309654753
Subjects Marine ecological regions. ; Fisheries--Environmental aspects. ; Marine ecology.
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QH541.5.S3N28 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/18/2006
EKCM  QH541.5.S3N28 2006 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/08/2013
Collation xiv, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-132).
Contents Notes
"Recent scientific literature has raised many concerns about whether fisheries have caused more extensive changes to marine populations and ecosystems than previously realized or predicted. In many cases, stocks have been exploited far beyond management targets, and new analyses indicate that fishing has harmed other species--including marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles, and sea grasses--either directly through catch or habitat damage, or indirectly through changes in food-web interactions. At the request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Research Council conducted an independent study to weigh the collective evidence for fishery-induced changes to marine ecosystems and the implications of the findings for U.S. fisheries management. Dynamic Changes in Marine Ecosystems provides comprehensive information in regard to these findings."--Publisher's website. Evidence for ecosystem effects of fishing -- Considering the management implications -- Informing the debate -- Science to enable future management -- Findings and recommendations.