Fishing down the Mediterranean food webs?
Kerkyra, Greece, 26-30 July 2000,
99 p. (190 ref.)
The development of "trophic level" reference points is an important issue for fisheries research in the Mediterranean where other "traditional" reference points are hard to establish. The meeting, which brought together prominent and younger scientists active in this area, allowed to :
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I - Executive summary
edited by Kostas Stergiou and Nicholas Polunin
2. What is a trophic level?
3. Estimating TLs
4. How should TLs be used?
5. Priorities for future research
II - Workshop communications
- Estimates of trophic level in the red mullet Mullus barbatus: a comparison
between gut-contents and stable-isotope data.
Fabio Badalamenti, John K. Pinnegar, Nicholas V.C. Polunin and Giovanni
- Zooplankton biomass and fish production in the Adriatic.
- On fishery status, the precautionary approach and sustainability: does
a role exist for «trophic level» reference points?
Joseph Catanzano and Stephen Cunningham
- Relations trophiques et peche en Algerie.
- «Pandora´s Box» in fisheries: is there a link between
economy and ecology?
M. L. Coelho
- Biological reference points and natural temporal variability in Mediterranean
- Influence of fishing on the trophic structure of fish assemblages in
Mediterranean seagrass beds.
- Fishing effects on trophic structure of rocky littoral fish assemblages.
- Tuna purse seine fisheries and their offshore pelagic ecosystems.
F. MŽnard, F. Marsac, and A. Fonteneau
- The deep-sea fishery of the Balearic Islands and the trophic level of
the exploited resources.
Beatriz Morales-Nin, Joan Moranta, Nicholas VC Polunin, Enric Massuti,
and Joan Cartes
- State of Mediterranean resources in relation to their sustainable management
within the «Precautionary Approach to Fisheries». Recent initiatives
and proposals to fill the gaps.
- Ecosystem management and sustainable fisheries: implication on marine
Costas Papaconstantinou and Mary Labropoulou
- Approaches for dealing with three sources of bias when studying the
fishing down marine food web phenomenon.
Daniel Pauly and Maria Lourdes Palomares
- Classification of the stocks according to their exploitation status.
The case of the data-poor stocks.
- Trophic-level dynamics inferred from stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen.
Nicholas V.C. Polunin and John K. Pinnegar
- Fishing down the marine food webs in the Hellenic seas.
K.I. Stergiou and M. Koulouris
- Assessment of the ecological footprint of fishing in the Catalan central
coast (NE Spain).