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Protein mining the world's oceans: Australasia as an example of illegal expansion-and-displacement fishing

Field, Iain Craig, Meekan, Mark G., Buckworth, R. and Bradshaw, Corey J. A. (2009). Protein mining the world's oceans: Australasia as an example of illegal expansion-and-displacement fishing. Fish and Fisheries,10(3):323-328.

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Title Protein mining the world's oceans: Australasia as an example of illegal expansion-and-displacement fishing
Author Field, Iain Craig
Meekan, Mark G.
Buckworth, R.
Bradshaw, Corey J. A.
Journal Name Fish and Fisheries
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1467-2960   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 323
End Page 328
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing can lead to irreversible ecosystem changes; however, it is also one of the most difficult forms of fishing to manage and deter. In northern Australia over the past decade there has been a large increase in small-scale IUU fishing. We suggest that this small-scale fishing has arisen because of long-term fisheries over-exploitation in South East Asia. This IUU fishing forms part of the expansion-and-displacement cycle that can rapidly reduce biomass and alter the trophic structure of local ecosystems. With increasing human populations in the region, the pressure to fish illegally is likely to increase. Regional responses are required to deter and monitor the illegal over-exploitation of fisheries resources, which is critical to secure ecosystem stability as climate change and other destructive human activities threaten food security.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-2979.2009.00325.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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