Across the globe, fisheries and aquaculture are the foundation of both livelihoods and food security for billions of people.
This dependency and the resulting demand for fish are growing and increasingly hard to meet, spurring overfishing, and destructive and sometimes also illegal fishing practices.
Scientific consensus makes it clear that if current trends continue the global marine ecosystem risks collapse.
However, there are a number of policy and management approaches that could fix this broken system—and if done right results can come quickly and contribute to building long-term resilience to the changing conditions of marine ecosystems.
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