Title

Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing

Publication Date

March 19, 2018

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, fishery reform, exclusive economic zone (EEZ), skipjack tuna fishery, Indonesia

Description

The greatest challenge facing global fisheries is that recovery often requires substantial short-term reductions in fishing effort, catches and profits. The report argues that many nations can recover their fisheries while avoiding these short-term costs by sharply addressing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This can spur fishery recovery, often at little or no cost to local economies or food provision.

Comments

Other Authors: Steven D. Gaines and Christopher Costello; Originally published by Nature Research Journal

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Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing

The greatest challenge facing global fisheries is that recovery often requires substantial short-term reductions in fishing effort, catches and profits. The report argues that many nations can recover their fisheries while avoiding these short-term costs by sharply addressing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This can spur fishery recovery, often at little or no cost to local economies or food provision.