Title Identifying taxonomic groups vulnerable to bottom longline fishing gear in the Ross Sea region
Author Parker, S.J.; Bowden, D.A.
Author Affil Parker, S.J., National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Nelson, New Zealand
Source CCAMLR Science, Vol.17, p.105-127. Publisher: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), International. ISSN: 1023- 4063
Publication Date 2010
Notes In English GeoRef Acc. No: 309663
Index Terms Antarctica--Ross Dependency; Southern Ocean--Ross Sea; Antarctica; benthic taxa; Chordata; communities; ecology; endemic taxa; fisheries; human activity; monitoring; movement; Pisces; Ross Dependency; Ross Sea; Southern Ocean; species diversity; taxonomy; Vertebrata
Abstract Presents interim list of taxa to monitor in fishery by-catch in Ross Sea, drawn up as part of benthic fisheries impact assessment. Describes rationale for including or excluding each taxonomic group in relation to group's fragility, longevity, organism size and spatial distribution. Additional considerations such as organism mobility, community diversity, endemism, taxonomic resolution and presence in fishery bycatch are also addressed. Thirteen coarse- resolution taxonomic groups are identified as vulnerable to bottom longline fishing activities in Ross Sea region, including two indicator-only taxa.
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91393