Use of the term harvest when referring to wild stock exploitation

Issue:

Author(s): 
James A. Bohnsack, Laura Jay W. Grove, and Joseph E. Serafy
Cover date: 
2021
doi: 
10.7755/FB.119.1.1
Pages: 
1-2
Published online 28 December 2020
Abstract: 

We contend that harvest is a misleading term when referring to wild organisms removed from natural systems and suggest that fishery professionals reserve the word for aquaculture products. When referring to wild stock extraction, replacing the word harvest with catch removes the implication of extractor entitlement, better indicates the fishery product source, and does not distract from the issue of bycatch.