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Effects of resource competition on the dynamics of simple flatfish assemblages under harvesting 

Simultaneous harvesting of species competing for resources changes the competitive interaction strength between the species.

This effect can be such, that the competitively superior species may be driven to extinction due to intense harvesting aiming at the inferior species, especially when the market prices differ. Single stock management could lead to overexploitation of competing species. Harvesting strategies based on single-stocks may therefore be inappropriate for managing competing species that occur simultaneously in catches.

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