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The Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-11545-6

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It reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over 50 years. This finding should serve to prevent similar cases from arising in the future.

Subject: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management, Freshwater & Marine Ecology, Marine & Freshwater Sciences, Ecosystems, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity, Atlantic bluefin tuna, bluefin tuna life history, Strait of Gibraltar traps, Bay of Biscay, juveniles fishing