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Challenges to saving China's freshwater biodiversity: Fishery exploitation and landscape pressures
Chen, Yushun1,2,3; Qu, Xiao1,2,3; Xiong, Fangyuan1,2,3; Lu, Ying1,2; Wang, Lizhu4,5; Hughes, Robert M.6,7
2020-04-01
Source PublicationAMBIO
ISSN0044-7447
Volume49Issue:4Pages:926-938
Abstract

China has over 1320 freshwater fish species, 877 of which are endemic. In recent decades, over-exploitation and landscape pressures have threatened them and led to a severe aquatic biodiversity crisis. In response, large-scale fishing bans have been promulgated to protect freshwater biodiversity in major Chinese rivers since the early 1980s. Here, we present the historical background and current challenges to the fishing bans. Implementing large-scale fishing bans may help improve China's current freshwater biological resources and biodiversity to some extent. But implementing fishing bans alone is not sufficient to solve the crisis because of shortcomings of the current bans and expanding human pressures in most river basins. Thus, we recommend regulating other anthropogenic pressures, expanding duration and extent of current fishing regulations, establishing a comprehensive monitoring program, and initiating basin-scale ecological rehabilitation. These programs are also needed in other developing countries facing similar biodiversity crises and human pressures.

KeywordEcological rehabilitation Freshwater biodiversity Inland fishery regulations Landscape pressures
DOI10.1007/s13280-019-01246-2
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEngineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000514813600007
WOS KeywordYANGTZE-RIVER ; CONSERVATION ; THREATS ; ASSEMBLAGES ; BIOLOGY ; RESTORATION ; STURGEONS ; QUALITY
PublisherSPRINGER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ihb.ac.cn/handle/342005/35199
Collection淡水生态学研究中心_期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorChen, Yushun
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, 7 South Donghu Rd, Wuhan 430072, Hubei, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, 7 South Donghu Rd, Wuhan 430072, Hubei, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, 19 Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Int Joint Commiss, 440 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
5.Univ Michigan, Sch Environm & Sustainabil, 440 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
6.Oregon State Univ, Amnis Opes Inst, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
7.Oregon State Univ, Dept Fisheries & Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
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Chen, Yushun,Qu, Xiao,Xiong, Fangyuan,et al. Challenges to saving China's freshwater biodiversity: Fishery exploitation and landscape pressures[J]. AMBIO,2020,49(4):926-938.
APA Chen, Yushun,Qu, Xiao,Xiong, Fangyuan,Lu, Ying,Wang, Lizhu,&Hughes, Robert M..(2020).Challenges to saving China's freshwater biodiversity: Fishery exploitation and landscape pressures.AMBIO,49(4),926-938.
MLA Chen, Yushun,et al."Challenges to saving China's freshwater biodiversity: Fishery exploitation and landscape pressures".AMBIO 49.4(2020):926-938.
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