Importance and future of individual markers for the ecosystem approach to fisheries

Fromentin, J.-M., Ernande, B., Fablet, R., & De Pontual, H. (2009). Importance and future of individual markers for the ecosystem approach to fisheries. Aquatic Living Resources 22 (4) 395-408. 10.1051/alr/2009035.

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The use of genetic, biochemical and electronic markers in population biology and ecology has been growing tremendously during the last two decades. The first part of this paper aims at reviewing the main priciples and advances of these individual markers through a few key applications on exploited marine fish populations. The second part is more prospective and investigates some possibilities that could arise in the near future through: (i) the development of new markers, (ii) the combination of different markers and (iii) the combination of quantitative approaches -whether classical or new- with individual markers. It is finally stressed how crucial individual markers will be to unravel the biocomplexity of wild fish populations and the key role they should play in the impementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemical marker; Electronic tag; Fisheries; Genetic marker; Isotope; Mechanistic model; Otolith; Population structure; Statistical
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Aquatic Living Resources; 22(4):395-408 (October-December 2009)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:38

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