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Deep impact of fisheries

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 2pages13481349 (2018) | Download Citation

In many fish stocks, older and larger fish are found in deeper waters compared with younger individuals. This concept of ontogenetic deepening is now proposed to be a result of harvesting rather than a natural phenomenon.

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  1. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    • Asta Audzijonyte
    •  & Gretta T. Pecl
  2. Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    • Asta Audzijonyte
    •  & Gretta T. Pecl

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