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Comment on "Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services"

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Science  01 Jun 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5829, pp. 1285
DOI: 10.1126/science.1137946

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Worm et al. (Research Articles, 3 November 2006, p. 787) reported an increasing proportion of fisheries in a “collapsed” state. We show that this may be an artifact of their definition of collapse as a fixed percentage of the maximum and that an increase in the number of managed fisheries could produce similar patterns as an increase in fisheries with catches below 10% of the maximum.

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