Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations

Gordon, T. A. C. et al. (2018) Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. Journal of Fish Biology, 92(3), pp. 804-827. (doi:10.1111/jfb.13546) (PMID:29537086)

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Abstract

Populations of fishes provide valuable services for billions of people, but face diverse and interacting threats that jeopardize their sustainability. Human population growth and intensifying resource use for food, water, energy and goods are compromising fish populations through a variety of mechanisms, including overfishing, habitat degradation and declines in water quality. The important challenges raised by these issues have been recognized and have led to considerable advances over past decades in managing and mitigating threats to fishes worldwide. In this review, we identify the major threats faced by fish populations alongside recent advances that are helping to address these issues. There are very significant efforts worldwide directed towards ensuring a sustainable future for the world's fishes and fisheries and those who rely on them. Although considerable challenges remain, by drawing attention to successful mitigation of threats to fish and fisheries we hope to provide the encouragement and direction that will allow these challenges to be overcome in the future.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Metcalfe, Professor Neil
Authors: Gordon, T. A. C., Harding, H. R., Clever, F. K., Davidson, I. K., Davison, W., Montgomery, D. W., Weatherhead, R. C., Windsor, F. M., Armstrong, J. D., Bardonnet, A., Bergman, E., Britton, J. R., Côté, I. M., D'agostino, D., Greenberg, L. A., Harborne, A. R., Kahilainen, K. K., Metcalfe, N. B., Mills, S. C., Milner, N. J., Mittermayer, F. H., Montorio, L., Nedelec, S. L., Prokkola, J. M., Rutterford, L. A., Salvanes, A. G. V., Simpson, S. D., Vainikka, A., Pinnegar, J. K., and Santos, E. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649
Published Online:14 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Fish Biology 92(3): 804-827
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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