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Research Article

Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries

  • Camilo Mora mail,

    cmora@dal.ca.

    Affiliations: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Ransom A. Myers †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Marta Coll,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Institut de Ciènces del Mar, ICM-CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Simone Libralato,

    Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale–OGS, Sgonico-Zgonik, Italy

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  • Tony J. Pitcher,

    Affiliation: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Rashid U. Sumaila,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Dirk Zeller,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Reg Watson,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Kevin J. Gaston,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Boris Worm

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Published: June 23, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000131
  • Published in PLOS Biology

About the Authors

Camilo Mora
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Camilo Mora, Ransom A. Myers, Marta Coll, Boris Worm
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Marta Coll
Institut de Ciènces del Mar, ICM-CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
Simone Libralato
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale–OGS, Sgonico-Zgonik, Italy
Tony J. Pitcher
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Rashid U. Sumaila, Dirk Zeller, Reg Watson
Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Kevin J. Gaston
Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: cmora@dal.ca.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CM RAM KJG BW. Analyzed the data: CM MC SL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RUS DZ RW. Wrote the paper: CM MC SL TJP RS DZ RW KJG BW. Collected data: CM.