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. (In Press)

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Abstract

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
ISSN:0022-1112
Uncontrolled Keywords:challenges; fish; fisheries; future; global change; sustainability
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30205
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:15 Jan 2018 15:33
Last Modified:15 Jan 2018 15:33

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