How Deep Is the European Union Fleet Fishing? Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/conference_proceedings_or_journals/m039k564p

No poster available.

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • With the decline of main predators whose habitat is confined to continental platforms, the growth in fishing demand and new technologies has caused the expansion of fisheries towards areas which are increasingly deeper. Globally, the quantification and evolution of catches worldwide as well the expansion of deep-sea fisheries have been carried out, but there still remains the need to develop a complete quantitative and qualitative examination of the geographical expansion of the European fleet around the world. Therefore, the specific aims of this paper are to (a) test, through analysis of the mean depth of catches, if there has been an expansion of the European fishing fleet and to (b) measure the vulnerability of exploited fishing resources using the mean longevity as main index of vulnerability during the 1950-2006 period. The results obtained indicate that there is an enormous expansion towards fisheries which are increasingly vulnerable, with slow growth, late maturity and high longevity. Here, the mean depth of catches of bottom marine species of the Union European fleet was 84 m, from 164 m in the 1950s to 248 m in 2003, which duplicates the global values obtained by Morato et al. (2006) for the worldwide fishing fleet.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Villasante, Sebastian. 2010. How Deep Is the European Union Fleet Fishing? In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
Conference Name
Keyword
Subject
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Amy Zhang (zhanga@onid.orst.edu) on 2013-06-20T23:20:57Z No. of bitstreams: 1 402.pdf: 21395 bytes, checksum: 066a12f8511cff01a00642839e40a44f (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-06-20T23:20:57Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 402.pdf: 21395 bytes, checksum: 066a12f8511cff01a00642839e40a44f (MD5) Previous issue date: 2010

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items