Wednesday, January 9, 2019

How we can have our fish and eat them too

Worldwide, fisheries are struggling. Overfishing, destructive fishing practices and climate change are having an impact. But this recent report shows that with careful management, at least some fisheries can recover.

Matt Tinning of the Environmental Defense Fund said in a statement that the reports show the U.S. is steadily rebuilding once depleted fisheries and reducing overfishing while simultaneously adding jobs, increasing landings and boosting revenues in the fishing sector. “The comeback of U.S. fisheries is one of the great conservation success stories of our time,” he said. “When sound science is coupled with market incentives, people and nature can prosper together”

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