Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries

Ovenden, Jennifer R., Berry, Oliver, Welch, David J., Buckworth, Rik C. and Dichmont, Catherine M. (2015) Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 16 1: 125-159. doi:10.1111/faf.12052


Author Ovenden, Jennifer R.
Berry, Oliver
Welch, David J.
Buckworth, Rik C.
Dichmont, Catherine M.
Title Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries
Journal name Fish and Fisheries   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-2979
1467-2960
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/faf.12052
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 125
End page 159
Total pages 35
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1910 Oceanography
1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
1104 Aquatic Science
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract Significant changes have occurred in the well-established partnership between fisheries managers and geneticists over the last 50 years. It is therefore timely to review and recalibrate the ways in which genetic technologies can assist the fishing industry to maintain productive and sustainable harvests. Our objective is to contribute to the mutual understanding of all stakeholders in the genetics–management partnership. Genetic technologies that are relevant to fisheries management are grouped into eleven themes, which are described in plain language for a non-specialist audience. The role that the genetic information plays in fisheries management is explained, along with an assessment of the challenges and barriers that may be preventing the uptake of the information into the fisheries management process. The compelling conclusion is that genetics offers a diverse collection of versatile and useful tools for informing fisheries managers about issues that have a biological basis. Presently, mainstream use of genetic tools focuses on a narrow set of fisheries management issues, but the diversity of genetic tools and the novel issues they can address indicates that uptake will grow, particularly as communication between geneticists and end-users improves.
Keyword Environmental monitoring
Genetic effective population size
Genetic mark-recapture
Product provenance
Stock structure
Unnatural selection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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