We outline key mechanisms by which fishing can change the shoaling tendency and collective behaviour of exploited species – an issue that is rarely considered and poorly understood.We highlight potential consequences for fish populations and food webs, and discuss possible repercussions for fisheries and conservation strategies.
Fisheries-induced changes of shoaling behaviour: mechanisms and potential consequences
Sbragaglia, V., Jolles, J. W., Coll, M., Arlinghaus, R. (2021). Fisheries- induced changes of shoaling behaviour: mechanisms and potential consequences. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, October 2021, Vol. 36, No.10.
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