Editorial: Fishing effort and the evolving nature of its efficiency

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Demirel N., Nauen C. E., Palomares M. L. D.

FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, vol.10, pp.5-8, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1180174
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-8
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This Frontiers Research Topic (RT) “Fishing Effort and the Evolving Nature of its Efficiency” explores the evolution of fishing effort, notably in coastal artisanal fisheries presenting time series analyses of fishing effort and their impact on coastal habitats or on the functioning of those ecosystems. Overall, 10 articles were authored by 54 researchers from eight different countries, presenting critical insights from across the globe—from Seychelles to Peru, and from the South Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Here we review the contributions from these studies and identify remaining challenges. Based on findings from the ten papers, we provide an overview of the lessons-learned and key recommendations for sustainable management measures. Hence, we have organized the content in two thematic areas: (i) trends in fishing effort from across the globe, and ii) fishing impacts on different ecosystems considering interactions with climate change.