Importance and future of individual markers for the ecosystem approach to fisheries

Type Article
Date 2009-10
Language English
Author(s) Fromentin Jean-Marc1, Ernande BrunoORCID2, 3, Fablet Ronan4, 5, De Pontual HeleneORCID6
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ctr Rech Halieut Mediterraneenne & Trop, F-34203 Sete, France.
2 : IFREMER, Lab Ressources Halieut, F-14520 Port En Bessin, France.
3 : Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, Ecol & Evolut Program, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria.
4 : Inst Telecom Telecom Bretagne, CNRS, LabSTICC, UMR 3192, F-29238 Brest 3, France.
5 : Univ Europeenne Bretagne, INSA, F-35000 Rennes, France.
6 : IFREMER, STH, LASAA, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Aquatic Living Resources (0990-7440) (Edp Sciences S A), 2009-10 , Vol. 22 , N. 4 , P. 395-408
DOI 10.1051/alr/2009035
WOS© Times Cited 18
Keyword(s) Genetic marker, Biochemical marker, Electronic tag, Otolith, Isotope, Population structure, Statistical and mechanistic model, Fisheries
Abstract The use of genetic, biochemical and electronic markers in population biology and ecology has been growing tremendously during the last two decades. The first part of this paper aims at reviewing the main principles and advances of these individual markers through a few key applications on exploited marine fish populations. The second part is more prospective and investigates some possibilities that could arise in the near future through: (i) the development of new markers, (ii) the combination of different markers and (iii) the combination of quantitative approaches-whether classical or new-with individual markers. It is finally stressed how crucial individual markers will be to unravel the biocomplexity of wild fish populations and the key role they should play in the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries.
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