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Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations.

Gordon, T.A.C., Harding, H.R., Clever, F.K., Davidson, I.K., Davison, W., Montgomery, D.W., Weatherhead, R.C., Windsor, F.M., Armstrong, J.D., Bardonnet, A., Bergman, E., Britton, J.R., Côté, I.M., D’Agostino, D., Greenberg, L.A., Harborne, A.R., Kahilainen, K.K., Metcalfe, N.B., Mills, S.C., Milner, N.J., Mittermayer, F.H., Montorio, L., Nedelec, S.L., Prokkola, J.M., Rutterford, L., Salvanes, A.G.V., Simpson, S.D., Vainikka, A., Pinnegar, J.K. and Santos, E.M., 2018. Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. Journal of Fish Biology, 92 (3), 804-827.

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DOI: 10.1111/(ISSN)1095-8649


Populations of fishes provide valuable services for billions of people, but face diverse and interacting threats that jeopardise their sustainability. Human population growth and intensifying resource use for food, water, energy and goods are compromising fish populations through a variety of mechanisms, including over-fishing, habitat degradation and declines in water quality. The important challenges raised by these issues have been recognised and have led to considerable advances over the past decades in managing and mitigating threats to fishes worldwide. In this review, we identify the major threats faced by fish populations alongside recent advances that are helping to address these issues. There are very significant efforts worldwide directed towards ensuring a sustainable future for the world’s fishes and fisheries and those who rely on them. Although considerable challenges remain, by drawing attention to successful mitigation of threats to fish and fisheries, we hope to provide the encouragement and direction that will allow these challenges to be overcome in the future.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special Issue: Understanding Fish Populations, FSBI 50th Anniversary Symposium, University of Exeter, U.K. 3–7 July 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords:challenges; fish; fisheries; future; global change; sustainability
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30205
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:15 Jan 2018 15:33
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:09


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