The Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries at Risk from Overexploitation

New article that shows, through the use of various indicators, that the Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries resources are at risk from overexploitation and that the degree of exploitation varies among subareas. Those indicators also sound the alarm bell for the remaining stocks and warn that cases of mismanagement should be abandoned. Detailed and extensive stock assessments are required in relation to stock status and fishing mortality reference points that will eventually lead to conservation policy through management measures.

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The trend for all stocks according to the catch-based method, for the western, central, eastern Mediterranean fishing subarea and the Black Sea for the period 1970 to 2010 (light green: developing; yellow: fully exploited; orange: overexploited; brown: collapsed; dark green: recovering). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121188.g007

Citation: Tsikliras AC, Dinouli A, Tsiros V-Z, Tsalkou E (2015) The Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries at Risk from Overexploitation. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121188. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121188

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