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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Anthony DM
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Christopher J
dc.contributor.authorBulman, Catherine M
dc.contributor.authorFulton, Elizabeth A
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Penny
dc.contributor.authorKaplan, Isaac C
dc.contributor.authorLozano-Montes, Hector
dc.contributor.authorMackinson, Steven
dc.contributor.authorMarzloff, Martin
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Lynne J
dc.contributor.authorShin, Yunne-Jai
dc.contributor.authorTam, Jorge
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-05T04:20:57Z
dc.date.available2018-01-05T04:20:57Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/science.1209395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173602
dc.description.abstractLow–trophic level species account for more than 30% of global fisheries production and contribute substantially to global food security. We used a range of ecosystem models to explore the effects of fishing low–trophic level species on marine ecosystems, including marine mammals and seabirds, and on other commercially important species. In five well-studied ecosystems, we found that fishing these species at conventional maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels can have large impacts on other parts of the ecosystem, particularly when they constitute a high proportion of the biomass in the ecosystem or are highly connected in the food web. Halving exploitation rates would result in much lower impacts on marine ecosystems while still achieving 80% of MSY.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1147
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1150
dc.relation.ispartofissue6046
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScience
dc.relation.ispartofvolume333
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050199
dc.titleImpacts of fishing low-trophic level species on marine ecosystems
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBrown, Chris J.


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