|A skate in a net. Image courtesy of The Telegraph.|
I've had some experience of working with longitudinal landings data in the past, and found these to be extremely tricky customers, so I wrote a response to the article. This was published in this week's Fishing News with the headline "Painting a bleak picture".
Fishing News is subscription only, but you can read the full text of my comment here. You can also read a further comment piece on the research by Jason Hall-Spencer, one of the Plymouth University academics who authored the paper, over at The Conversation.