Publicado por: pongpesca | 2017/04/04

Endorsement for forage fisheries

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“Published today in the journal Fisheries Research, the paper was authored by a team of seven respected fisheries scientists, led by Professor Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington.
They found that predator populations are less dependent on specific forage fish species than assumed in previous studies, most prominently in a 2012 paper commissioned by the Lenfest Ocean Program, which is managed by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force argued that forage fish are twice as valuable when left in the water to be eaten by predators, and recommended slashing catch rates by 50-80 percent.”

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Fonte: The Fish Site, 3 de abril de 2017

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