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  • Pons, M., Branch, T. A., Melnychuk, M. C., Jensen, O. P., Brodziak, J., Fromentin, J. M., Harley, S. J., et al. 2017. Effects of biological, economic and management factors on tuna and billfish stock status. Fish and Fisheries, 18: 1-21.
  • Samhouri, J. F., Stier, A. C., Hennessey, S. M., Novak, M., Halpern, B. S., and Levin, P. S. 2017. Rapid and direct recoveries of predators and prey through synchronized ecosystem management. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1: 0068.
  • Free, C. M., Jensen, O. P., Wiedenmann, J., and Deroba, J. J. 2017. The refined ORCS approach: A catch-based method for estimating stock status and catch limits for data-poor fish stocks. Fisheries Research, 193: 60-70.
  • Barnett, L. A., Branch, T. A., Ranasinghe, R. A., and Essington, T. E. 2017. Old-Growth Fishes Become Scarce under Fishing. Current Biology, 27: 2843-2848. e2842.
  • Hilborn, R., Amoroso, R. O., Bogazzi, E., Jensen, O. P., Parma, A. M., Szuwalski, C., and Walters, C. J. 2017. When does fishing forage species affect their predators? Fisheries Research, 191: 211-221.
  • Carozza, D. A., Bianchi, D., and Galbraith, E. D. 2017. Formulation, general features and global calibration of a bioenergetically-constrained fishery model. PLoS ONE, 12: e0169763.
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  • Watson, R. A. 2017. A database of global marine commercial, small-scale, illegal and unreported fisheries catch 1950–2014. Scientific Data, 4.
  • Rudd, M. B., and Branch, T. A. 2017. Does unreported catch lead to overfishing? Fish and Fisheries, 18: 313-323.
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  • Selden, R. L., S. R. Valencia, A. E. Larsen, J. Cornejo-Donoso, and A. A. Wasserman. 2016. Evaluating seafood eco-labeling as a mechanism to reduce collateral impacts of fisheries in an ecosystem-based fisheries management context. Marine Policy 64:102-115.
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  • Hilborn, R. 2016. Marine biodiversity needs more than protection. Nature 535:224-226.



  • de Moor, C., S. Johnston, A. Brandão, R. Rademeyer, J. Glazer, L. Furman, and D. Butterworth. 2015. A review of the assessments of the major fisheries resources in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 37:285-311.
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  • Merino, G., H. Murua, J. Santiago, J. F. Walter, H. Arrizabalaga and G. Scott (2015). Estimation of Atlantic skipjack fisheries productivity using a catch based method and hypothesis on stock resilience.  Collect. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT 71(1): 426-433.
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  • Essington, T. E., P. E. Moriarty, H. E. Froehlich, E. E. Hodgson, L. E. Koehn, K. L. Oken, M. C. Siple and C. C. Stawitz (2015). “Fishing amplifies forage fish population collapses.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201422020.



  • Hilborn R, Hively DJ, Jensen OP, Branch TA (2014) The dynamics of fish populations at low abundance and prospects for rebuilding and recovery. ICES J Mar Sci 71:2141-2151
  • Thorson, J.T., O.P. Jensen, and E. Zipkin. 2014. How variable is recruitment for exploited marine fishes? A hierarchical model for testing life history theory. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71: 973 – 983
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  • Worm, B., B. Davis, L. Kettemer, C. A. Ward-Paige, D. Chapman, M. R. Heithaus, S. T. Kessel and S. H. Gruber (2013). “Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks.” Marine Policy 40: 194-204.
  • Thorson, J. T., O. P. Jensen and R. Hilborn (2014). “Probability of stochastic depletion: an easily interpreted diagnostic for stock assessment modelling and fisheries management.” ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil: fsu127.
  • Ward, E. J., E. E. Holmes, J. T. Thorson and B. Collen (2014). “Complexity is costly: a metaanalysis of parametric and nonparametric methods for shortterm population forecasting.” Oikos 123(6): 652-661.
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  • Stachura MM, Essington TE, Mantua NJ, Hollowed AB, Haltuch MA, Spencer PD, Branch TA, Doyle MJ (2014) Linking Northeast Pacific recruitment synchrony to environmental variability. Fisheries Oceanography 23:389-408
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  • Hall, S. J., R. Hilborn, N. L. Andrew, and E. H. Allison. 2013. Innovations in capture fisheries are an imperative for nutrition security in the developing world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1208067110.
  • Melnychuk, M. C., J. A. Banobi, and R. Hilborn. 2013. The adaptive capacity of fishery management systems for confronting climate change impacts on marine populations. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries DOI: 10.1007/s11160-013-9307-9.
  • Tsikliras, A. C., A. Dinouli and E. Tsalkou (2013). “Exploitation trends of the Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries.” Acta Adriat 54: 273-282.
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  • Neubauer, P., O. P. Jensen, J. A. Hutchings, and J. K. Baum. 2013. Resilience and Recovery of Overexploited Marine Populations. Science 340 (6130), 347-349. DOI: 10.1126/science.1230441.
  • Melnychuk, M.C., Banobi, J.A, and Hilborn, R. 2013. Effects of management tactics on meeting conservation objectives for western North American groundfish fisheries. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56684. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056684.
  • Vert pre, K.A., R.O. Amoroso, O.P. Jensen, R. Hilborn. 2013. The frequency and intensity of productivity regime shifts in marine fish stocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214879110.
  • Branch, T.A., Hively, D.J., and Hilborn, R. 2013. Is the ocean food provision index biased? Nature 495: E5-E6. DOI: 10.1038/nature11974.
  • Hilborn, R., and Branch, T.A. 2013. Does catch reflect abundance? No, it is misleading. Nature 494: 303-306. DOI: 10.1038/494303a.



  • Costello, C., D. Ovando, R. Hilborn, S. D. Gaines, O. Deschenes, and S. E. Lester. 2012. Status and Solutions for the World’s Unassessed Fisheries. Science 338: 517-520. DOI: 10.1126/science.1223389.
  • WardPaige, C., D. Keith, B. Worm and H. K. Lotze (2012). “Recovery potential and conservation options for elasmobranchs.” Journal of fish biology 80(5): 1844-1869.
  • Worm, B., and Branch, T.A. 2012. The future of fish. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(11): 594-599. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.005.
  • Gutiérrez, N.L., Valencia, S.R., Branch, T.A., Agnew, D.J., Baum, J.K., Bianchi, P.L., Cornejo-Donoso, J., Costello, C., Defeo, O., Essington, T.E., Hilborn, R., Hoggarth, D.D., Larsen, A.E., Ninnes, C., Sainsbury, K., Selden, R.L., Sistla, S., Smith, A.D.M., Stern-Pirlot, A., Teck, S.J., Thorson, J.T., and Williams, N.E. 2012. Eco-label conveys reliable information on fish stock health to seafood consumers. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43765. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043765.
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  • Hilborn, R., Stewart, I.J., Branch, T.A., and O.P. Jensen. 2012. Defining trade-offs among conservation of species diversity, profitability, and food security in the California Current bottom trawl fishery. Conservation Biology. 26:257-266. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01800.x.
  • Jensen, O.P., Branch, T.A., and R. Hilborn. 2012. Marine fisheries as ecological experiments. Theoretical Ecology 5:3-22. DOI: 10.1007/s12080-011-0146-9.
  • Melnychuk, M. C., Essington, T. E., Branch, T. A., Heppell, S. S., Jensen, O. P., Link, J. S., Martell, S. J. D., Parma, A. M., Pope, J. G. and Smith, A. D. M. 2012. Can catch share fisheries better track management targets?. Fish and Fisheries 13:267-290. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00429.x.
  • Ricard, D., Minto, C., Jensen, O.P. and Baum, J.K. 2012. Examining the knowledge base and status of commercially exploited marine species with the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. Fish and Fisheries 13:380-398. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00435.x.
  • Royal Society of Canada. 2012. An expert panel report on sustaining Canada’s marine biodiversity: responding to the challenges posed by climate change, fisheries, and aquaculture. Ottawa, Canada. PDF.
  • Thorson, J.T., Branch, T.A., and Jensen, O.P.  2012.  Using model-based inference to evaluate global fisheries status from landings, location, and life history data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:645-655. DOI: 10.1139/f2012-016.
  • Thorson, J.T., Cope, J.M., Branch, T.A., and O.P. Jensen. 2012. Spawning biomass reference points for exploited marine fishes, incorporating taxonomic and body size information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 1556-1568. DOI: 10.1139/f2012-077.



  • Anderson, S. C., Flemming, J. M., Watson, R., and Lotze, H. K. 2011. Rapid Global Expansion of Invertebrate Fisheries: Trends, Drivers, and Ecosystem Effects. PLoS ONE 6(3): e14735. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014735.
  • Branch, T.A., Jensen, O.P., Ricard, D., Ye, Y. and Hilborn, R. 2011. Contrasting Global Trends in Marine Fishery Status Obtained from Catches and from Stock Assessments. Conservation Biology 25(4): 777-786. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01656.x.
  • Pinsky, M.L., Jensen, O.P., Ricard, D. and Palumbi, S.R. 2011. Unexpected patterns of fisheries collapse in the world’s oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(20): 8317-8322. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1015313108.



  • Branch, T.A., Watson, R., Fulton, E.A., et al 2010. The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries. Nature 468: 431-435. DOI: 10.1038/nature09528.
  • Hutchings, J. A., Minto, C., Ricard, D., Baum, J. K., and Jensen, O. P. 2010. Trends in the abundance of marine fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1205-1210. DOI: 10.1139/F10-081.
  • Sethi, S. A., Branch, T. A., and Watson, R. 2010. Global fishery development patterns are driven by profit but not trophic level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107: 12163-12167. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1003236107.



  • Worm, B., Hilborn, R., Baum, J. K., Branch, T. A., Collie, J. S., Costello, C., Fogarty, M. J., Fulton, E. A., Hutchings, J. A., Jennings, S., Jensen, O. P., Lotze, H. K., Mace, P. M., McClanahan, T. R., Minto, C., Palumbi, S. R., Parma, A. M., Ricard, D., Rosenberg, A. A., Watson, R., and Zeller, D. 2009. Rebuilding global  fisheries. Science 325: 578-585. DOI: 10.1126/science.1173146.