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Deep impact: the rising toll of fishing in the deep sea
Roberts, C. M. (2002). Deep impact: the rising toll of fishing in the deep sea. Trends Ecol. Evol. 17(5): 242–245. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/S0169-5347(02)02492-8
In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISSN 0169-5347, more
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Keywords
    Deep sea; Ecology; Fishing; Overfishing; Marine
Author keywords
    Marine conservation; Habitat loss

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  • Roberts, C. M.

Abstract
    The deep ocean is one of the last great wildernesses. Waters deeper than 1000 m cover an estimated 62% of the planet. In spite of more than 150 years of exploration, the ocean depths remain virtually unknown. Biological science has so far touched upon only one millionth of the deep-sea floor, but new technology is revealing unknown and exotic habitats as quickly as we look. Those technologies are also bringing the deep within reach of industry, with devastating consequences.

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