Toward Darwinian fisheries management (Editorial)

Dunlop ES, Enberg K, Joergensen C, & Heino M (2009). Toward Darwinian fisheries management (Editorial). Evolutionary Applications 2 (3): 245-259. DOI:10.1111/j.1752-4571.2009.00087.x.

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There is increasing evidence that fishing may cause rapid contemporary evolution in freshwater and marine fish populations. This has led to growing concern about the possible consequences such evolutionary change might have for aquatic ecosystems and the utility of those ecosystems to society. This special issue contains contributions from a symposium on fisheries-induced evolution held at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in August 2008. Contributions include primary studies and reviews of field-based and experimental evidence, and several theoretical modeling studies advancing life-history theory and investigating potential management options. In this introduction we review the state of research in the field, discuss current controversies, and identify contributions made by the papers in this issue to the knowledge of fisheries-induced evolution. We end by suggesting directions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Evolutionary Applications; 2(3):245-259 (August 2009)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:42
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 07:54

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