Meaning of BIOLOGICAL OVERFISHING in English

BIOLOGICAL OVERFISHING

Catching such a high proportion of one or all age classes in a fishery as to reduce yields and drive stock biomass, and spawning potential below safe levels. Biological overfishing occurs when fishing levels are higher that those required for extracting the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) of a resource and when recruitment starts to decrease statistically. See: Recruitment overfishing

Fishery English glossary.      Английский глоссарий рыболовства .