Better management of wild fish needed

Enric Sala

Published on December 8, 2010

photo: Miguel Saavedra

Declining wild fish stocks in northern oceans has driven a southward expansion of fishing at roughly one degree latitude per year for the past half-century, finds a new study co-authored by Enric Sala (2005). The authors advised that decision-makers need to encourage more sustainable fishing development instead of allowing expansion in the face of depletion.