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Excess capture requires measures to protect Southern Brazil’s tainha (mullet) stock

by Christin VanZant last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:54 PM
Contributors: Oceana
Study conducted by Oceana in collaboration with top experts in the field concluded that tainha (mullet) fishing in coastal areas of Southern and Southeastern Brazil needs new limits for the stock to be protected.

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According to the study, the tainha population in the area studied is below its optimum size. There is also overfishing, which is high fishing activity above the sustainable level for the tainha population. According to Oceana Vice President for Brazil Dr. Monica Peres, the study’s findings indicate the need to implement an annual catch limit for tainha. Catch limits are a method of fishery management that have been successfully adopted in other countries.

 

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