Modern Fish Communities Live Fast and Die Young Due to Overfishing
June 23, 2011 | Grantee Publications | Conservation & Sustainable Development

Fishing pressures have created fish communities that contain more species with shorter life spans, faster growth rates, smaller average sizes, and fewer top predators, according to a new MacArthur-supported study by the Wildlife Conservation Society that compared the remains of fish from ancient Swahili refuse heaps in Kenya with data from recently caught fish.

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