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Balanced harvest and the ecosystem approach to fisheries

The ICES Journal of Marine Science has published a theme section on "balanced harvesting".

Front page of a journal with blue sea surface from below
Front page of the ICES Journal of Marine Science

The concept of "balanced harvesting" is now about six years old, and we have started to get a better understanding on merits and limits of this avenue towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries. This theme section, coordinated by Jeppe Kolding, Serge M. Garcia, Shijie Zhou, and Mikko Heino, discusses ecological, economical, legal, social, and operational issues surrounding the key management goals, as well as critique against the approach.

Introduction

Food for Thought

Comment and Response

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