20 October 2012

• “Are Humans Driving An Evolutionary Shift In Fish?



“We're essentially doing the classic selection experiment that agriculture does — but in reverse.

”Most people in agriculture would selectively breed bigger, faster-growing individuals, such as cows that produce more milk, or chickens that produce more eggs.

”But in a wild commercial fishery, we're tending to remove, selectively, the most productive individuals."

Source: TheAge.com.au


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