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Research Article

The Spatial Expansion and Ecological Footprint of Fisheries (1950 to Present)

  • Wilf Swartz,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Enric Sala,

    Affiliations: Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC), Blanes, Spain, National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Sean Tracey,

    Affiliation: Marine Research Laboratories, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Reg Watson,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Daniel Pauly mail

    d.pauly@fisheries.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: December 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015143

About the Authors

Wilf Swartz, Reg Watson, Daniel Pauly
Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Enric Sala
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC), Blanes, Spain
Enric Sala
National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Sean Tracey
Marine Research Laboratories, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: d.pauly@fisheries.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DP ES RW WS. Analyzed the data: RW WS ST. Wrote the paper: DP WS ES.