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Research Article

Rapid Global Expansion of Invertebrate Fisheries: Trends, Drivers, and Ecosystem Effects

  • Sean C. Anderson mail,

    sean.anderson@dal.ca

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

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  • Joanna Mills Flemming,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Reg Watson,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Heike K. Lotze

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

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  • Published: March 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014735
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sean C. Anderson, Heike K. Lotze
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joanna Mills Flemming
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reg Watson
Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: sean.anderson@dal.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SCA JMF HKL. Analyzed the data: SCA JMF HKL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RW. Wrote the paper: SCA JMF RW HKL.