Can The U.S. Have Its Fish and Eat It Too?

A new study in the Journal of Marine Policy makes the case that, in some instances, fishing restrictions in the U.S. can lead to unintended consequences by creating a spike in negative impacts elsewhere. The paper’s authors – fishery experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Sea Grant, and the New England Fishery Management Council – compiled evidence that when U.S. fishery production drops, nations with poor environmental track records can end up increasing their catch to meet consumer demand. 

News story: Can the U.S. have its fish and eat it too? (California Sea Grant)

Read the full article: Helvey et al., 2016. Can the U.S. have its fish and eat it too? Marine Policy, 75: 62-67. The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

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