24 Oct '11, 11am

Green Blog: 2 Fisheries Collapsed Unnoticed, Study Says: Misled by "an illusion of plenty" in spawning areas fav...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Researchers say that the populations of the kelp bass, above, and the barred sand bass have plummeted by at least 90 percent in Southern California since 1980. Two popular Southern California fisheries have collapsed right under the noses of management agencies that had inadequate data, a new study suggests. In an article in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, the authors say the population of barred sand bass and kelp bass began to shrink in the early 1980s amid regional changes in ocean conditions, including warmer temperatures. But since then, a combination of environmental factors and fishing in seasonal spawning areas appears to have “pushed the species over the edge,” said the study’s lead author, Brad Erisman, a postdoctoral researcher with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Y...

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