publication . Article . 2017

Varying demographic impacts of different fisheries on three Mediterranean seabird species

Genovart, Meritxell; Doak, Daniel F.; Igual, José-Manuel; Sponza, Stefano; Kralj, Jelena; Oro, Daniel;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2017 Journal: Global Change Biology, volume 23, pages 3,012-3,029 (issn: 1354-1013, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Fisheries have an enormous economic importance, but reconciling their socio-economic features with the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems presents major challenges. Bycatch mortality from fisheries is clearly among the most serious global threats for marine ecosystems, affecting a wide range of top predators. Recent estimates report ca. 200,000 seabirds killed annually by bycatch in European waters. However, there is an urgent need to rigorously estimate actual mortality rates and quantify effects of bycatch on populations. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most impacted regions. Here, we estimate for the first time both bycatch mortality rat...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Global and Planetary Change, General Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Apex predator, Shearwater, biology.organism_classification, biology, Fishery, Seabird, biology.animal, Fishing, Marine ecosystem, Bycatch, Mediterranean sea, Fisheries management, Stochasticity, Survival, Conservation, Marine predators, Multi-event capture–recapture, Parameter uncertainty, Population models, PVA, Seabirds
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EC| MINOUW
Project
MINOUW
Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 634495
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
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publication . Article . 2017

Varying demographic impacts of different fisheries on three Mediterranean seabird species

Genovart, Meritxell; Doak, Daniel F.; Igual, José-Manuel; Sponza, Stefano; Kralj, Jelena; Oro, Daniel;