Fisheries rely on threatened salt marshes

Baker, Ronald, Taylor, Matthew D., Able, Kenneth W., Beck, Michael W., Cebrian, Just, Colombano, Denise D., Connolly, Rod M., Currin, Carolyn, Deegan, Linda A., Feller, Ilka C., Gilby, Ben L., Kimball, Matthew E., Minello, Thomas J., Rozas, Lawrence P., Simenstad, Charles, Turner, R. Eugene, Waltham, Nathan J., Weinstein, Michael P., Ziegler, Shelby L., zu Ermgassen, Philine S.E., Alcott, Caitlin, Alford, Scott B., Barbeau, Myriam A., Crosby, Sarah C., Dodds, Kate, Frank, Alyssa, Goeke, Janelle, Goodridge Gaines, Lucy A., Hardcastle, Felicity E., Henderson, Christopher J., James, W. Ryan, Kenworthy, Matthew D., Lesser, Justin, Mallick, Debbrota, Martin, Charles W., McDonald, Ashley E., McLuckie, Catherine, Morrison, Blair H., Nelson, James A., Norris, Gregory S., Ollerhead, Jeff, Pahl, James W., Ramsden, Sarah, Rehage, Jennifer S., Reinhardt, James F., Rezek, Ryan J., Risse, L. Mark, Smith, Joseph A.M., Sparks, Eric L., and Staver, Lorie W. (2020) Fisheries rely on threatened salt marshes. Science, 370 (6517). pp. 670-671.

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Abstract

Salt marsh ecosystems and the seascapes in which they are embedded serve as critical habitats for species harvested by fisheries (1), which provide food and economic security for hundreds of millions of people (2). Historical marsh losses coupled with increasing pressures from coastal development and climate change place these intertidal ecosystems and surrounding uplands under growing threat (3). Preventing further losses of salt marshes and associated fisheries production will require greater public awareness and difficult choices in coastal policy and management, underpinned by greater understanding of marsh function.

Item ID: 65033
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 00:16
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 50%
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