Study On Overfishing causing genetic changes

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Study On Overfishing causing genetic changes

Postby WB Staff » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:17 am

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Overfishing likely did not cause the Atlantic cod, an iconic species, to evolve genetically and mature earlier, according to a study led by Rutgers University and the University of Oslo—the first of its kind—with major implications for ocean conservation.

"Evolution has been used in part as an excuse for why cod and other species have not recovered from overfishing," said first author Malin L. Pinsky, an associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. "Our findings suggest instead that more attention to reducing fishing and addressing other environmental changes, including climate change, will be important for allowing recovery. We can't use evolution as a scapegoat for avoiding the hard work that would allow cod to recover."

FULL STORY https://phys.org/news/2021-04-overfishi ... netic.html

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Re: Overfishing causing genetic changes: study

Postby mark poulson » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:31 pm

This a very misleading topic line.
The topic line should be, "Overfishing does NOT cause genetic changes: study", because that is what the study actually said.
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Re: Study On Overfishing causing genetic changes

Postby WB Staff » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:47 pm

The study was on... Overfishing Causing Genetic Changes.
The results are discussed. That was what the study was "studying" :D


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