Response to Comment on "Tracking the global footprint of fisheries"

Science. 2018 Aug 24;361(6404):eaat7789. doi: 10.1126/science.aat7789.


Amoroso et al demonstrate the power of our data by estimating the high-resolution trawling footprint on seafloor habitat. Yet we argue that a coarser grid is required to understand full ecosystem impacts. Vessel tracking data allow us to estimate the footprint of human activities across a variety of scales, and the proper scale depends on the specific impact being investigated.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Ecosystem
  • Fisheries*
  • Fishes*
  • Human Activities
  • Humans