Deep impact: the rising toll of fishing in the deep sea

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The deep ocean is one of the last great wildernesses. Waters deeper than 1000 m cover an estimated 62% of the planet. In spite of more than 150 years of exploration, the ocean depths remain virtually unknown. Biological science has so far touched upon only one millionth of the deep-sea floor, but new technology is revealing unknown and exotic habitats as quickly as we look. Those technologies are also bringing the deep within reach of industry, with devastating consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2002


  • deep sea
  • fishing
  • marine conservation
  • overfishing
  • habitat loss

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