About the Authors

Camilo Mora

cmora@dal.ca.

Affiliations Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ransom A. Myers

† Deceased.

Affiliation Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Marta Coll

Affiliations Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Institut de Ciènces del Mar, ICM-CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

Simone Libralato

Affiliation Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale–OGS, Sgonico-Zgonik, Italy

Tony J. Pitcher

Affiliation Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rashid U. Sumaila

Affiliation Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dirk Zeller

Affiliation Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Reg Watson

Affiliation Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Kevin J. Gaston

Affiliation Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Boris Worm

Affiliation Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CM RAM KJG BW. Analyzed the data: CM MC SL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RUS DZ RW. Wrote the paper: CM MC SL TJP RS DZ RW KJG BW. Collected data: CM.