Effects of harvesting methods on sustainability of a bay scallop fishery: dredging uproots seagrass and displaces recruits

Bishop, Melanie J. and Peterson, Charles H. and Summerson, Henry C. and Gaskill, David (2005) Effects of harvesting methods on sustainability of a bay scallop fishery: dredging uproots seagrass and displaces recruits. Fishery Bulletin, 103(4), pp. 712-719.

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Abstract

Fishing is widely recognized to have profound effects on estuarine and marine ecosystems (Hammer and Jansson, 1993; Dayton et al., 1995). Intense commercial and recreational harvest of valuable species can result in population collapses of target and nontarget species (Botsford et al., 1997; Pauly et al., 1998; Collie et al. 2000; Jackson et al., 2001). Fishing gear, such as trawls and dredges, that are dragged over the seafloor inflict damage to the benthic habitat (Dayton et al., 1995; Engel and Kvitek, 1995; Jennings and Kaiser, 1998; Watling and Norse, 1998). As the growing human population, over-capitalization, and increasing government subsidies of fishing place increasing pressures on marine resources (Myers, 1997), a clear understanding of the mechanisms by which fishing affects coastal systems is required to craft sustainable fisheries management.

Item Type: Article
Title: Effects of harvesting methods on sustainability of a bay scallop fishery: dredging uproots seagrass and displaces recruits
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Bishop, Melanie J.
Peterson, Charles H.
Summerson, Henry C.
Gaskill, David
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 103
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 712-719
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9598
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 14:55
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 14:55
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9598

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