publication . Article . 2016

Reply to Andersen et al. (2016) “Assumptions behind size-based ecosystem models are realistic”

Rainer Froese; Carl Walters; Daniel Pauly; Henning Winker; Olaf L. F. Weyl; Nazli Demirel; Athanassios C. Tsikliras; Sidney J. Holt;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>In a recent publication (Froese et al., ICES Journal of Marine Science; 73: 1640–1650), we presented a critique of the balanced harvesting (BH) approach to fishing. A short section dealt with the size-spectrum models used to justify BH, wherein we pointed out the lack of realism of these models, which mostly represented ecosystems as consisting of a single cannibalistic species. Andersen et al. (ICES Journal of Marine Science; 73: 1651–1655) commented on our paper and suggested that we criticized size-spectrum models in general and that we supposedly made several erroneous statements. We stress that we only referred to t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Aquatic Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Oceanography, Fishing, Biology, Fisheries management, Ecosystem, Realism
Communities
EuroMarine
European Marine Science
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publication . Article . 2016

Reply to Andersen et al. (2016) “Assumptions behind size-based ecosystem models are realistic”

Rainer Froese; Carl Walters; Daniel Pauly; Henning Winker; Olaf L. F. Weyl; Nazli Demirel; Athanassios C. Tsikliras; Sidney J. Holt;