Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/17

Rebuilding Atlantic Mackerel Quickly Is Key for East Coast Fisheries, Ecosystems

Fish“Yesterday I wrote about how scientists had recently determined that Atlantic mackerel along the U.S. East Coast were both overfished (at a low population level that requires rebuilding) and subject to overfishing (too much fishing for the population to sustain). This should not have surprised those who follow the Atlantic mackerel fishery. Science had suggested for decades that the species was declining. This year’s analysis—a benchmark stock assessment, the most rigorous and complete scientific analysis for federal fisheries—was just the latest and most irrefutable evidence of this decline.”

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Fonte: Pew Charitable Trusts, 12 de agosto de 2018

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