Regime shifts in shelf sea ecosystems: Topic Sheet no. 70 V1

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Currently, scientific advice on sustainable limits of exploitation assumes that each species can be considered in isolation and that the underlying productivity remains constant. However, this is an over-simplification and does not protect against environmental change and the full range of fishing pressures. This project aimed to develop a modelling capability and data resources to indicate how management plans for North Sea fish species might be set in the context of a fisheries
management plan for the ecosystem as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2009


  • sea ecosystems
  • North Sea
  • ecosystem models


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