Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Data description paper
21 Dec 2021
Data description paper |  | 21 Dec 2021

New historical data for long-term swordfish ecological studies in the Mediterranean Sea

Brian R. MacKenzie, Teresa Romeo, Piero Addis, Pietro Battaglia, Pierpaolo Consoli, Franco Andaloro, and Gianluca Sarà


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-93', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-93', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on essd-2021-93', Anonymous Referee #3, 10 May 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-93', B. R. MacKenzie, 01 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by B. R. MacKenzie on behalf of the Authors (09 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2021) by Dirk Fleischer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2021) by Dirk Fleischer
AR by B. R. MacKenzie on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Management of marine fisheries and ecosystems is limited by knowledge based on datasets which are short and recent. We recovered new long-term catch and size data for swordfish in the Mediterranean Sea. Our new data series cover the period 1896–2010, which predates most other Mediterranean swordfish datasets. The data allow scientists to investigate long-term effects of fishing and ocean–climate conditions on swordfish ecology in the Mediterranean Sea.
Final-revised paper