EDF Says Smart Reforms are Key to Global Fish Recovery, Even with Climate Change
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 22, 2017
BOSTON -- New research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world’s fisheries, but effective management in most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate, according to researchers.
Scientists and economists at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University and Environmental Defense Fund previewed their preliminary results from this new research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Relative to today, this preliminary research illustrates that effective management reforms can lead, globally, to a nearly 90 percent increase in profits, a third more fish in the water and a more than 10 percent increase in harvest by 2100 in the face of climate change, the authors said in a press release.
The research also shows the effect is even more pronounced ...
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