By Science Daily, July 10, 2014The discards from a prawn trawl in the Irish Sea are shown. Photo: Johnny Woodlock, Sea Fishery adisory Group, Irish Seal Sanctuary.
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch.
The above story is based on materials provided by University of Plymouth. The original article was written by Andrew Merrington. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
1. Carlotta Molfese, Doug Beare, Jason M. Hall-Spencer. Overfishing and the Replacement of Demersal Finfish by Shellfish: An Example from the English Channel. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (7): e101506 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101506