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Key Indicator of Ocean Health May Be Flawed

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Science  19 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6007, pp. 1029
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6007.1029

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Summary

The most widely used metric of how marine ecosystems are faring worldwide can't be trusted, according to a controversial new analysis of fisheries data. If so, then policymakers could be left without a global picture of whether reforms to fisheries management are working. But not everyone agrees with the conclusion.