Decline in mean trophic level of fisheries landings

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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Mean trophic level of fisheries landings for the north-east Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas, 1950-2003 The decline in mean trophic levels results in shortened food chains, leaving ecosystems less able to cope with natural or human-induced change


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The long-term sustainability of fisheries is, in turn, directly linked to human livelihoods and well-being.
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