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A definition of depletion of fish stocks

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI: 10.1577/1548-8659(1946)76[283:ADODOF]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

Attention was focused on the need of a common and better understanding of the term depletion as applied to the fisheries in order to eliminate if possible the existing inexactness of thought on the subject. Depletion has been confused at various times with at least ten different ideas associated with it but which, as has has heen pointed out, are not synonymous at all. In defining depletion we must recognize that the term represents a condition and must not he confounded with the cause (overfishing) that leads to this condition or with the symptoms that identify it. Depletion was defined as a reduction, through overfishing, in the level of abundance of the exploitable segment of a stock that prevents the realization of the maximum productive capacity.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A definition of depletion of fish stocks
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8659(1946)76[283:ADODOF]2.0.CO;2
Volume
76
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1949
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publisher location:
London, UK
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 283-289
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
283
Last page:
289