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Overfishing and the Replacement of Demersal Finfish by Shellfish: An Example from the English Channel

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ICES data for the English Channel on landings, mTL and FiB index for 1920–2010.

Analysis excludes pelagic species. (A) Annual landings from the English Channel. (B) Changes in the mTL over time. (C) Changes in the FiB index over time. The blue dashed line is a smoothing function, “supsmu” [50] available as standard with the R software package [51].

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