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  • A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone

    The mesopelagic zone of the ocean, which includes the 200 to 1000 m below the ocean surface, is poorly understood. Our limited scope of understanding for these areas may become increasingly problematic, as they may be vulnerable to global issues such as climate warming, deoxygenation, acidification, commercial fishing, and seabed mining.

  • Majority of Pacific bluefin tuna migrate across the ocean

    Pacific bluefin tuna are in trouble -- they're at just 2.6% of historic, pre-fishing levels. They have been overfished and this overfishing is still continuing. Due to this dire situation, proper management of the stocks is increasingly important, yet information of the fish's life history and migration patterns is limited.

  • A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals

    A new paper, ‘A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals‘, has been published in Marine Policy and includes contributions from various Nereus affiliates. This study highlights how achieving SDG 14: Life Below Water targets contributes to the accomplishment of other SDGs

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  • Maureaud, A. Gascual, D., Colléter, M., Palomares, M. L. D., Pontavice, H. D., Pauly, D., Cheung, W. W. L., 2017, Global change in the trophic functioning of marine food webs, Fisheries, Climate Change, PLoS ONE,, link
  • Miller, D. D., Ota, Y., Sumaila, U. R., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Cheung, W. W. L., 2017, Adaptation strategies to climate change in marine systems, Climate Change, Global Change Biology, 10.1111/gcb.13829, link
  • Madigan, D. J., Boustany, A., Collette, B. B., 2017, East not least for Pacific bluefin tuna, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, Science, 10.1126/science.aan3710, link
  • Blasiak, R., Spijkers, J., Tokunaga, K., Pittman, J., Yagi, N., Österblom, H., 2017, Climate change and marine fisheries: Least developed countries top global index of vulnerability, Fisheries, Climate Change, PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0179632., link
  • Singh, G. G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Swartz, W., Cheung, W., Guy, J. A., Kenny, T. A., McOwen, C. J., Asch. R., Geffert, J. L., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Sumaila, U. R., Hanich, Q., Ota, Y., 2017, A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals, Policy, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, Marine Policy,, link
  • Kittinger, J. N., Teh, L. C. L., Allison, E. H., Bennett, N. J., Crowder, L. B., Finkbeiner, E. M., Hicks. C., Scarton, C. G., Nakamura, K., Ota, Y., Young, J., Alifano, A., Apel, A., Arbib, A. Bishop, L., Boyle, M., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Hunter, P., Cornu, E. L., Levine, M., Jones, R. S., Koehn, Z., Marschke, M., Mason, J. G., Micheli, F., McClenachan, L., Opal, C., Peacey, J., Peckham, S. H., Schemmel, E., Solis-Rivera, V., Swartz, W., Wilhelm, T. A., 2017, Committing to socially responsible seafood, Fisheries, Policy, Science, 356(6341), 912-913, link
  • Sutton, T. T., Clark, M. R., Dunn, D. C., Halpin, P. N., Rogers, A. D., Guinotte, J., Bograd, S. J., Angel, M. V., Perez, J. A. A., Wishner, K., Haedrich, R. L., Lindsay, D, J., Drazen, J. C., Vereshchaka, A., Piatkowski, U., Morato, T., Blachowiak-Samolyk, K., Robison, B. H., Gjerde, K. M., Pierrot-Bults, A., Bernal, P., Reygondeau, G., Heino, M., 2017, A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone2, Oceanography, Biodiversity, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers,, link
  • Crespo, G. O., Dunn, D., Travers-Trolet, M., 2017, A review of the impacts of fisheries on open-ocean ecosystems, Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries, ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsx084, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx084, link
  • Singh, G. G., Sinner, J., Ellies, J., Kandilkar, M., Halpern, B. S., Satterfield, T., Chan, K. M. A., 2017, Mechanisms and risk of cumulative impacts to coastal ecosystem services: An expert elicitation approach, Impact assessment, Journal of Environmental Management, 199, 229–241, link
  • Whitney, C. K., Bennett, N. J., Ban, N. C., Allison, E. H., Armitage, D., Blythe, J. L., Burt, J. M., Cheung, W., Finkbeiner, E. M., Kaplan-Hallam, M., Perry, I., Turner, N. J., Yumagulova, L., 2017, Adaptive capacity: from assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems, Marine Management, Marine Ecosystem, Governance, Ecology and Society, 22(2), 22, link