Towards sustainability in world fisheries

  title={Towards sustainability in world fisheries},
  author={Daniel Pauly and Villy Christensen and Sylvie Guénette and Tony j. Pitcher and U. Rashid Sumaila and Carl J Walters and Reg A. Watson and Dirk Zeller},
Fisheries have rarely been 'sustainable'. Rather, fishing has induced serial depletions, long masked by improved technology, geographic expansion and exploitation of previously spurned species lower in the food web. With global catches declining since the late 1980s, continuation of present trends will lead to supply shortfall, for which aquaculture cannot be expected to compensate, and may well exacerbate. Reducing fishing capacity to appropriate levels will require strong reductions of… Expand

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