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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Oceans & FisheriesNew report evaluates evidence from academic and "gray" literature to identify and describe twenty key factors that influence success in small-scale coastal fisheries management.
Oceans & FisheriesGlobally, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish, and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods.
Oceans & FisheriesTogether with local fishermen, Chilean academic leaders and government officials, scientists with The Nature Conservancy documented the successful twenty-year journey from shut down to sustainability.