Limit the number of fishing days
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Fishing can impact subtidal benthic invertebrates through species removal or habitat damage from fishing gear coming into contact with the seabed (Collie et al. 2000). The number of fishing days could be limited to reduce fishing effort in an area, thereby reducing the threat to subtidal benthic invertebrates, and may allow time for them to potentially recover during the non-fishing days.
Collie J.S., Hall S.J., Kaiser M.J. & Poiner I.R. (2000) A quantitative analysis of fishing impacts on shelf‐sea benthos. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69, 785–798.