Theory and practice of overfishing: a Southeast Asian perspective uri icon


  • A brief review is given of the demersal and pelagic fisheries of Southeast Asia, with emphasis on biological and socioeconomic factors (such as, for example, the presence of inshore shrimp stocks and mass unemployment, respectively) and which tend to promote over-exploitation of marine fish resources. It is shown that several models routinely used by fishery biologists to assess Southeast Asian fish stocks tend to lead to management advice that is less conservative than warranted. Straightforward remedies exist for the latter set of problems. On the other hand, non-traditional approaches will have to be identified to deal with problems related to resource over-exploitation

publication date

  • 2008