Overfishing increases fluctuations in aquatic ecosystems

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 13:10 in Biology & Nature

Overfishing reduces fish populations and promotes smaller sizes in fish. The fish also reach sexual maturity earlier than normal. However, the impact of overfishing is not restricted to fish: as the predators at the top of the food web dwindle, the stability of the entire aquatic ecosystem is at risk.

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