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The state of biodiversity and fisheries in Regional Seas Christensen, Villy; Lai, Sherman; Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.; Zeller, Dirk; Pauly, Daniel


Director's foreword. Editor's preface. METHODOLOGY. Deriving indicators for Regional Seas (Sherman Lai, Dalai Felinto, Jeroen Steenbeek, Joe Buszowski, Audrey Valls, Reg Watson, Dirk Zeller, Daniel Pauly and Villy Christensen). ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS. Nitrogen, phosphorus and silica input in Regional Seas (Arthur H.W. Beusen). Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Regional Seas in 1860, 1993, and 2050 (Frank Dentener). BIODIVERSITY INDICATORS. Using ‘Aquamaps’ for representing species distribution in Regional Seas (Kristin Kaschner, Jonathan S. Ready, Eli Agbayani, Kathy Kesner-Reyes, Josephine Rius-Barile, Paul D. Eastwood, Andrew B. South, Sven O. Kullander, Tony Rees, Reg Watson, Daniel Pauly, Rainer Froese). Distribution and abundance trends for marine mammals (Kristin Kaschner, Line Bang Christensen). Diversity of commercially exploited fish and invertebrates in Regional Seas (William Cheung, Vicky Lam, Maria Lourdes D. Palomares, Reg Watson, Daniel Pauly). Climate-change induced species invasions and extirpations in Regional Seas (William Cheung, Vicky Lam, Jorge L. Sarmiento, Kelly Kearney, Reg Watson, Daniel Pauly). FISHERIES, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INDICATORS. Fisheries landings from Regional Seas (Reg Watson). Mariculture production in Regional Seas (Pablo Trujillo and Sherman Lai)). Stock-status plots of fisheries for Regional Seas (Kristin Kleisner and Daniel Pauly). The Marine Trophic Index (MTI), the Fishing in Balance (FiB) Index and the spatial expansion of fisheries (Kristin Kleisner and Daniel Pauly). Ecosystem size spectra as indicator for Regional Seas (Maria Lourdes D. Palomares and Daniel Pauly). Modeling future fisheries catch scenarios (Robert Ahrens and Villy Christensen). Global-warming induced changes in the catch potential of Regional Seas (William Cheung, Vicky Lam, Jorge L. Sarmiento, Kelly Kearney, Reg Watson, Dirk Zeller, Daniel Pauly). Value of fisheries landings in Regional Seas (Wilf Swartz, Reg Watson and U. Rashid Sumaila). Employment in marine fisheries: national, regional and global estimates (Lydia Teh and U.R. Rashid Sumaila). Subsidies to fisheries in Regional Seas (U. Rashid Sumaila, Ahmed S. Khan, Andrew J. Dyck, Reg Watson, Gordon Munro, Peter Tyedmers, Daniel Pauly). APPENDICES. Appendix 1. Nitrogen, phosphorus and silica. Appendix 2. Nitrogen deposition. Appendix 3. Fisheries landings. Appendix 4. Mariculture production. Appendix 5. Stock-status plots. Appendix 6. Catch from bottom-disturbing gears. Appendix 7. Catch of top predatory fish. Appendix 8. Catch potential. Appendix 9. Marine trophic index. Appendix 10. Fishing-in-Balance (FiB). Appendix 11. Landed value of fisheries. Appendix 12. Fisheries subsidies. Appendix 13. Fisheries employment. Appendix 14. File mapping.

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