Chek out the newest publication from the Sandin Lab. Size-structural shifts reveal intensity of exploitation in coral reef fisheries, co-authored by Drs. Brian Zgliczynski and Stuart Sandin.

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Highlights:

  • Biomass spectra are robust indicators for examining the effects of fisheries.
  • Reef fisheries often target only a subset size classes and trophic groups.
  • Large-bodied top-predators are targeted most ubiquitously by fisheries.
  • The breadth of exploitation is evidenced by biomass shifts in lower trophic groups.
  • Multi-trophic group perspectives are necessary for managing coral reef fisheries.