Table of contents

 246–259Dunlop, E.S., K. Enberg, C. Jørgensen, and M. Heino. Toward Darwinian fisheries management
Empirical evidence
 260–275Sharpe, D., and A. Hendry. Life history change in commercially exploited fish stocks: an analysis of trends across studies.
 276–290Conover, D.O. and H. Baumann. The role of experiments in understanding fishery-induced evolution.
 291–298Pérez-Rodríguez, A., M. Morgan, and F. Saborido-Rey. Comparison of demographic and direct methods to calculate probabilistic maturation reaction norms for Flemish Cap cod (Gadus morhua).
 299–311Cooke, S.J., M.R. Donaldson, S.G. Hinch, G.T. Crossin, D.A. Patterson, K.C. Hanson, K.K. English, J.M. Shrimpton, and A.P. Farrell. Is fishing selective for physiological and energetic characteristics in migratory adult sockeye salmon?
 312–323Redpath, T.D., S.J. Cooke, R. Arlinghaus, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. Life-history traits and energetic status in relation to vulnerability to angling in an experimentally selected teleost fish.
Theory and management
 324–334Hutchings, J.A. Avoidance of fisheries-induced evolution: management implications for catch selectivity and limit reference points.
 335–355Arlinghaus, R., S. Matsumura, and U. Dieckmann. Quantifying selection differentials caused by recreational fishing: development of modeling framework and application to reproductive investment in pike (Esox lucius)
 356–370Jørgensen, C., B. Ernande, and Ø. Fiksen. Size-selective fishing gear and life history evolution in the Northeast Arctic cod.
 371–393Dunlop, E.S., M. Baskett, M. Heino, and U. Dieckmann. Propensity of marine reserves to reduce the evolutionary effects of fishing in a migratory species.
 394–414Enberg, K., C. Jørgensen, E.S. Dunlop, M. Heino, and U. Dieckmann. Implications of fisheries-induced evolution for stock rebuilding and recovery.
 415–437Okamoto, K., R. Whitlock, P. Magnan, and U. Dieckmann. Mitigating fisheries-induced evolution in lacustrine brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) in southern Quebec, Canada.
 438–455Wang, H-Y., and T.O. Höök. Eco-genetic model to explore fishing-induced ecological and evolutionary effects on growth and maturation schedules.


There is increasing evidence that fishing may cause rapid contemporary evolution in freshwater and marine fish populations. This has led to growing concern about the possible consequences such evolutionary change might have for aquatic ecosystems and the utility of those ecosystems to society. This special issue contains contributions from a symposium on fisheries-induced evolution held at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in August 2008. Contributions include primary studies and reviews of field-based and experimental evidence, and several theoretical modeling studies advancing life-history theory and investigating potential management options. In this introduction we review the state of research in the field, discuss current controversies, and identify contributions made by the papers in this issue to the knowledge of fisheries-induced evolution. We end by suggesting directions for future research.