“What is “MSY”? In the news, we often hear that global fish populations are over-exploited, declining, or have collapsed. For example, the FAO (2010) reports that up to 85% of the global fisheries are being fished at the populations’ maximum sustainable yield, are over-exploited, depleted, or recovering from being depleted. What is the threshold or benchmark that a scientist or fisheries manager uses to say “Yes, this population is being over-exploited!” Or, in the worst case scenario “The population has collapsed.” Many organizations rely on the traditional benchmark of Maximum Sustainable Yield, otherwise known as MSY.”
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Fonte: Speak up for Blue – 26 de fevereiro de 2013