Is a stock overfished if it is depleted by overfishing? A response to the rebuttal of Agnew et al. to Froese and Proelss “Evaluation and legal assessment of certified seafood”.

Froese, Rainer and Proelss, Alexander (2013) Is a stock overfished if it is depleted by overfishing? A response to the rebuttal of Agnew et al. to Froese and Proelss “Evaluation and legal assessment of certified seafood”. Open Access Marine Policy, 38 . pp. 548-550. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.07.001.

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Abstract

This contribution is a response to the rebuttal of Agnew et al. (2012) to Froese and Proelss (2012) “Evaluation and legal assessment of certified seafood”. It corrects some factually wrong statements in the rebuttal, revisits the definitions of ‘depleted’ and ‘overfished’, and notes that the rebuttal agrees with the international definition of ‘overfishing’ (F>FMSY) that was used by Froese and Proelss (2012). The rebuttal presents an analysis of 45 MSC-certified stocks. Of these, 27% are ‘depleted’ (according to the definition used by MSC) or ‘overfished’ (according to the definition used by Froese and Proelss 2012) and 16% are subject to ‘overfishing’, basically confirming the critique of Froese and Proelss (2012). This response concludes that MSC has to change its rules for certification such that (1) overfishing is not allowed and (2) ‘depleted’ stocks are marked as such. ⺠This paper confirms previous definitions of ‘overfishing’ and ‘overfished’. ⺠It notes that MSC-certified fisheries may engage in overfishing. ⺠It notes that MSC acknowledges ongoing overfishing in 16% of certified stocks. ⺠It notes that MSC acknowledges that 27% of certified stocks are depleted.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Certified seafood; Overfished; Depleted; Overfishing; Maximum sustainable yield; Eco-labeling
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.07.001
ISSN: 0308-597X
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 13:48
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 18:39
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/15091

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