Can fisheries-induced evolution shift reference points for fisheries management?

Type Article
Date 2013-07
Language English
Author(s) Heino Mikko1, 2, 3, Baulier LoicORCID1, 2, 4, Boukal David S.1, 2, 5, Ernande BrunoORCID6, 7, Johnston Fiona D.3, 8, Mollet Fabian M.3, 9, Pardoe Heidi10, Therkildsen Nina O.11, Uusi-Heikkila Silva8, 12, Vainikka Anssi13, 14, Arlinghaus Robert8, 15, Dankel Dorothy J.2, Dunlop Erin S.1, 2, 16, Eikeset Anne Maria17, Enberg Katja12, Engelhard Georg18, Jorgensen Christian19, Laugen Ane6, 20, Matsumura Shuichi3, 8, 21, Nussle Sebastien22, 23, Urbach Davnah3, 24, Whitlock Rebecca3, 25, 26, Rijnsdorp Adriaan D.9, 27, Dieckmann Ulf3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Bergen, Dept Biol, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
2 : Inst Marine Res, N-5024 Bergen, Norway.
3 : Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, Evolut & Ecol Program, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria.
4 : Agrocampus Ouest, Fisheries & Aquat Sci Ctr, Rennes, France.
5 : Univ South Bohemia, Dept Ecosyst Biol, Fac Sci, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
6 : IFREMER, Lab Ressources Halieut, Port En Bessin, France.
7 : IFREMER, Lab Ressources Halieut, Boulogne Sur Mer, France.
8 : Leibniz Inst Freshwater Ecol & Inland Fisheries, Dept Biol & Ecol Fishes, Berlin, Germany.
9 : Wageningen IMARES, Ijmuiden, Netherlands.
10 : Univ Iceland, Fac Life & Environm Sci, MARICE, Reykjavik, Iceland.
11 : Tech Univ Denmark, Natl Inst Aquat Resources, Sect Populat Ecol & Genet, Silkeborg, Denmark.
12 : Univ Turku, Dept Biol, Div Genet & Physiol, SF-20500 Turku, Finland.
13 : Univ Eastern Finland, Dept Biol, Joensuu, Finland.
14 : Swedish Board Fisheries, Inst Coastal Res, Oregrund, Sweden.
15 : Humboldt Univ, Dept Crop & Anim Sci, Inland Fisheries Management Lab, D-10099 Berlin, Germany.
16 : Ontario Minist Nat Resources, Aquat Res & Dev Sect, Peterborough, ON, Canada.
17 : Univ Oslo, Dept Biosci, Ctr Ecol & Evolutionary Synth CEES, Oslo, Norway.
18 : Ctr Environm Fisheries & Aquaculture Sci Cefas, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.
19 : Uni Res, Computat Ecol Unit, Bergen, Norway.
20 : Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Dept Ecol, Uppsala, Sweden.
21 : Gifu Univ, Fac Appl Biol Sci, Gifu, Japan.
22 : Univ Lausanne, Dept Ecol & Evolut, Lausanne, Switzerland.
23 : Univ Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
24 : Dartmouth Coll, Dept Biol Sci, Hanover, NH 03755 USA.
25 : Stanford Univ, Hopkins Marine Stn, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 USA.
26 : Finnish Game & Fisheries Res Inst, Turku, Finland.
27 : Wageningen Univ, Dept Anim Sci, Aquaculture & Fisheries Grp, NL-6700 AP Wageningen, Netherlands.
Source Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2013-07 , Vol. 70 , N. 4 , P. 707-721
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fst077
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Note This article has been prepared jointly by participants of the Study Group on Fisheries-Induced Adaptive Change (SGFIAC) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea ICES).MH and UD coordinated preparations and integrated the writing. LB, DSB, UD, BE, MH, FJ, FM, HP, ADR, NOT, SUH, and AV wrote and reviewed sections. RA, DJD, ESD, AME, KE, GHE, CJ, ATL, SM, SN, DU, and RW contributed suggestions and comments. In the meanwhile, SGFIAC has become the Working Group on Fisheries-induced Evolution (WGEVO). For further information about the working group, please contact the WGEVO chairs UD,MH, or ADR.
Keyword(s) biological reference points, fisheries-induced evolution, fisheries management, population dynamics, precautionary approach, uncertainty
Abstract Biological reference points are important tools for fisheries management. Reference points are not static, butmay change when a population's environment or the population itself changes. Fisheries-induced evolution is one mechanism that can alter population characteristics, leading to "shifting" reference points by modifying the underlying biological processes or by changing the perception of a fishery system. The former causes changes in "true" reference points, whereas the latter is caused by changes in the yardsticks used to quantify a system's status. Unaccounted shifts of either kind imply that reference points gradually lose their intended meaning. This can lead to increased precaution, which is safe, but potentially costly. Shifts can also occur in more perilous directions, such that actual risks are greater than anticipated. Our qualitative analysis suggests that all commonly used reference points are susceptible to shifting through fisheries-induced evolution, including the limit and "precautionary" reference points for spawning-stock biomass, B-lim and B-pa, and the target reference point for fishing mortality, F-0.1. Our findings call for increased awareness of fisheries-induced changes and highlight the value of always basing reference points on adequately updated information, to capture all changes in the biological processes that drive fish population dynamics.
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Heino Mikko, Baulier Loic, Boukal David S., Ernande Bruno, Johnston Fiona D., Mollet Fabian M., Pardoe Heidi, Therkildsen Nina O., Uusi-Heikkila Silva, Vainikka Anssi, Arlinghaus Robert, Dankel Dorothy J., Dunlop Erin S., Eikeset Anne Maria, Enberg Katja, Engelhard Georg, Jorgensen Christian, Laugen Ane, Matsumura Shuichi, Nussle Sebastien, Urbach Davnah, Whitlock Rebecca, Rijnsdorp Adriaan D., Dieckmann Ulf (2013). Can fisheries-induced evolution shift reference points for fisheries management? Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 70(4), 707-721. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :