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Destabilized fish stocks

Fishing of natural populations increases the variability of fish abundance. A unique data set from the southern California Current has allowed an evaluation of three hypotheses for why that should be so.

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Figure 1: The ecological and evolutionary effects of fishing on fish-stock dynamics2.

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Stenseth, N., Rouyer, T. Destabilized fish stocks. Nature 452, 825–826 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452825a

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