March 01, 2017

Polarization at sea: The emerging legal crisis of poleward shifts in marine fisheries

Sean T. Dixon

Wild-capture fisheries are some of the most difficult resources to manage. First, and most fundamentally, marine fisheries are complex—managers must account for interactions between species, individuals, predators, and prey, as well as physical and chemical considerations such as habitat availability and thermal sensitivity. Second, as an extractive, renewable resource, fishery sustainability relies on a continuous reevaluation of data, models, and management objectives.

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