Dr Julian Pepperell Blogs
Isolated factoids like this here are exceptionally misleading out of context. If we add considerably more mortality via fishing, then the total mortality rate exceeds the rate of recruitment. We've seen this mistake repeated many many times, with one of the most famous examples being the Atlantic cod. Moreover, when we heavily select for the largest fishes, we remove genetic diversity associated with rapid growth and large size, so it is very difficult to get the population to recover as it was before. Just thought I'd some more facts to complete the picture a little more fully.