Selective fishing and balanced harvest in relation to fisheries and ecosystem sustainability

Authors: Garcia, Serge, Kolding, Jeppe, Rice, J. C. (Jake C.), Rochet, Marie-Joëlle, Zhou, Shijie, Arimoto, Takafumi, Beyer, Jan E., Borges, Lisa, Bundy, Alida, Dunn, Daniel, Graham, Norman, Hall, Martin, Heino, Mikko, Law, R. (Richard), Makino, Mitsutaku, Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., Simard, François, Smith, A. D. M. (Anthony D. M.), Symons, Despina,
This document reports on the results of a workshop on selective fishing and balanced harvest which took place in Nagoya in October 2010. The workshop examined the extent to which selective fishing as currently and traditionally practiced is able to contribute effectively to both ecosystem and fisheries sustainability. The workshop also discussed what a shift from the conventional paradigm of gear/fishery selectivity to that of a more “balanced harvest” would imply for the ecological and management dimensions of sustainability.