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Abstract/ Summary

Can there ever be a truly sustainable deep-sea fishery and if

so, where and under what conditions? Ecosystembased

fisheries management requires that this question be

addressed such that habitat, bycatch species, and targeted

fish populations are considered together within an ecosystem


To this end, we convened the first workshop to develop an

ecosystem approach to deep-sea fisheries and to ask whether

deep-sea species could be fished sustainably. The workshop

participants were able to integrate bycatch information into

their framework but found it more difficult to integrate other

ecosystem indicators such as habitat characteristics.

(First two paragraphs from the Executive Summary)


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