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Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries

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Contributors: Mora C, Myers RA, Coll M, Libralato, S, Pitcher TJ, et al. (2009)
Featured in the USAID RM Portal Video Spotlight April 14, 2011
Global fisheries are in crisis: marine fisheries provide 15% of the animal protein consumed by humans, yet 80% of the world's fish stocks are either fully exploited, overexploited or have collapsed. Several international initiatives have sought to improve the management of marine fisheries, hoping to reduce the deleterious ecological and socioeconomic consequence of the crisis. Unfortunately, the extent to which countries are improving their management and whether such intervention ensures the sustainability of the fisheries remain unknown. This video describes the paper by Mora C, Myers RA, Coll M, Libralato S, Pitcher TJ, et al. (2009); & Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries which quantified the management effectiveness of the world's fisheries regimes and how management affects fisheries sustainability. All countries in the world were found to be far behind good standards of management while pressures on policy processes had the strongest role on the fade of sustainability.
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