Living Deep and Hit Hard by Fishing: a video interview with Dr. Greg Cailliet

Video by Cassandra Brooks

Moss Landing Marine Labs alumna Cassadra Brooks has taken her research on the Antarctic toothfish to a new level, hoping to effectively convey relevant science to the public and  fisheries managers.  Now a science communicator for The Last Ocean project, Cassandra recently interviewed MLML Professor Emeritus Greg Cailliet about the aspects of deep-sea fishes, including their old ages and slow growth and reproduction, that make them vulnerable to overfishing.

Dr. Cailliet is our local goldmine of ichthyology (that’s fish knowledge!).  Get the scoop straight from the expert’s mouth!

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One Response to Living Deep and Hit Hard by Fishing: a video interview with Dr. Greg Cailliet

  1. amandakahn says:

    My favorite, summarizing sentence: “Before you allow a fishery to exponentially increase, in its effort or its catches or both, you need to know something about their basic life histories: growth rate, age at maturity, age to longevity or lifespan, something about their reproductive output or fecundity, and then you can at least ballpark and say “Okay, we’ve got to be cautious,” or, “Go for it.”

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