Tuesday, October 2, 2012

80% of Global Fisheries in STEEP Decline

Posted: 30 Sep 2012 06:25 PM PDT
A new report by the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) has confirmed the suspicions held by many researchers that the thousands of fisheries that there isn’t much data on, that’s nearly 80 percent of the world’s fisheries, are in steep decline but could potentially recover to a degree if they are properly managed.
The report, titled “Status and Solutions for the World’s Unassessed Fisheries” found that if quick, effective action was taken “to allow depleted stocks to recover to sustainable levels, (it) could result in future catches that are 8 to 40 percent larger than are predicted if current unsustainable fishing practices continue.”

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