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Fishing causes dangerous fluctuations in fish populations

Oct 19,2006 SACN


Talk to any fisherman and they will tell you that fish stocks move up and down, good fishing on one stock for a few years, then the need to move onto something else.

That has always been regarded as 'natural', but the latest science suggests that it is anything but natural.

"Commercial fishing can cause serious fluctuations in fish populations that it can leave them in danger of collapsing completely, says research published today."

Full Story Here

Underwater Times (Bottom of Page)

Nature.Com

Imperial College London



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