About the Authors

Trevor A. Branch


Affiliation School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

T.A.B. has published a scientific rebuttal about the 2048 prediction, has collaborated with Ray Hilborn on seven recent papers, and with Boris Worm on two recent papers, and additionally hosted Nancy Baron at the 2012 Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries at the University of Washington (Nancy Baron was involved in media outreach for Worm et al. 2006). This does not alter the author’s adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TAB. Performed the experiments: TAB. Analyzed the data: TAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TAB. Wrote the paper: TAB.