01 May '11, 6pm

Scientists spar over extent of fisheries depletion

Thomas McDonald/The New York Times Menhaden like these picked up by a Connecticut fisheries boat are among the fish stocks that are declining. But how fast? A new study questions current methods of assessing fish populations. Two University of Washington scientists have just published a study in the journal Conservation Biology in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University and Dalhousie University arguing that the gloomiest predictions about the world’s fisheries are significantly exaggerated. The new study takes issue with a recent estimate that 70 percent of all stocks have been harvested to the point where their numbers have peaked and are now declining, and that 30 percent of all stocks have collapsed to less than one-tenth of their former numbers. Instead, it finds that at most 33 percent of all stocks are over-exploited and up to 13 percent of all stocks h...

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