EBFM - can it manage and conserve tropical Asian fish stocks?

Mohamed, K S and Zacharia, P U (2011) EBFM - can it manage and conserve tropical Asian fish stocks? INFOFISH International, 2. pp. 50-54.


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Scientists predict two possible futures for EBFM that are not mutually exclusive. The core elements of EBFM, getting singlespecies fishing mortalities right, reducing bycatch, and protecting sensitive habitats, are widely accepted, being implemented, and are reasonably inexpensive. This will mean lowering fishing mortality on all species below the levels that produce MSY and probably lowering even more the exploitation rates on forage species. Various agencies are now using ecosystem indicators to modify their regulations. Essentially, ecosystem impacts of competition and predation are ignored when singlespecies assessments are used on a standalone basis. This aspect of EBFM could Significantly modify management since the US and many other countries use estimates of unfished biomass when making harvest decisions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management; tropical Asian fish stock; conservation; Fisheries Management; marine fisheries; EBFM
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
Aquaculture > Fisheries Management
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8855

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