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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declines. Researchers developed an Eventual Threat Index (ETI) that quantifies the biological and socioeconomic conditions that eventually cause some fish species to be harvested at unsustainable rates. ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Extinction_and_overfishing_threats_can_be_predicted_decades_before_population_declines_999.html

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