The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Deep-water fisheries along the British Isles continental slopes: status, ecosystem effects and future perspectives

Deep-water fisheries along the British Isles continental slopes: status, ecosystem effects and future perspectives
Deep-water fisheries along the British Isles continental slopes: status, ecosystem effects and future perspectives

In this paper, we revisit the state of deep-water fisheries to the west of the British Isles and aim to provide an overview on the key drivers behind community changes along continental margins. The deep-water fisheries to the west of the British Isles that extend from the shelf-slope break down to the lower slope and along banks and seamounts of the Rockall Basin, mainly target blue ling Molva dypterygia, roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris, orange roughy Hoplostethus atlanticus, with by-catches of black scabbardfish Aphanopus carbo and tusk Brosme brosme. These fishing grounds experienced a long period of exhaustive exploitation until the early 2000s, but subsequently the implementation of management strategies has helped to relieve excessive fishing pressure. It is widely accepted that a better understanding of the long-term implications of disturbance is needed to understand patterns in deep-water communities and what sustainable use and exploitation of resources might look like in this context.

ecosystem disturbance, ecosystem management, food webs, modelling, north-east Atlantic Ocean
0022-1112
1-12
Vieira, Rui P.
ef3c005f-e747-47ef-812f-973a9fc0d0d7
Trueman, Clive N.
d00d3bd6-a47b-4d47-89ae-841c3d506205
Readdy, Lisa
f3c1996b-fab9-4e2b-ac11-6580038ef3e0
Kenny, Andrew
ca578559-e62d-449d-9f95-e819d4404166
Pinnegar, John K.
185b6e46-5667-4371-ab54-c54e54839eee
Vieira, Rui P.
ef3c005f-e747-47ef-812f-973a9fc0d0d7
Trueman, Clive N.
d00d3bd6-a47b-4d47-89ae-841c3d506205
Readdy, Lisa
f3c1996b-fab9-4e2b-ac11-6580038ef3e0
Kenny, Andrew
ca578559-e62d-449d-9f95-e819d4404166
Pinnegar, John K.
185b6e46-5667-4371-ab54-c54e54839eee

Vieira, Rui P., Trueman, Clive N., Readdy, Lisa, Kenny, Andrew and Pinnegar, John K. (2019) Deep-water fisheries along the British Isles continental slopes: status, ecosystem effects and future perspectives. Journal of Fish Biology, 1-12. (doi:10.1111/jfb.13927).

Record type: Review

Abstract

In this paper, we revisit the state of deep-water fisheries to the west of the British Isles and aim to provide an overview on the key drivers behind community changes along continental margins. The deep-water fisheries to the west of the British Isles that extend from the shelf-slope break down to the lower slope and along banks and seamounts of the Rockall Basin, mainly target blue ling Molva dypterygia, roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris, orange roughy Hoplostethus atlanticus, with by-catches of black scabbardfish Aphanopus carbo and tusk Brosme brosme. These fishing grounds experienced a long period of exhaustive exploitation until the early 2000s, but subsequently the implementation of management strategies has helped to relieve excessive fishing pressure. It is widely accepted that a better understanding of the long-term implications of disturbance is needed to understand patterns in deep-water communities and what sustainable use and exploitation of resources might look like in this context.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 11 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 February 2019
Keywords: ecosystem disturbance, ecosystem management, food webs, modelling, north-east Atlantic Ocean

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 429386
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429386
ISSN: 0022-1112
PURE UUID: f3068e7f-6e36-4375-9ffc-648cdba4be98
ORCID for Rui P. Vieira: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8491-2565

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 27 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 21:07

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×