Protecting 5% More Of The Ocean Can Increase Fisheries Yield By 20% According To New Research
Expansion of global marine protected areas is often considered a loss for fishermen, but it can increase future fish catch substantially.
New study finds that protecting an additional 5% of the #ocean can increase future fish catch by 20% or more. As the human population grows, finding ways to feed people is one of the most important challenges we face. #MPAs are a solution.
Protecting 5% More Of The Ocean Can Increase Fisheries Yield By 20% According To New Research via
"When #MPAs are strategically implemented in areas where overfishing or poor management are occurring...fish populations will be able to recover and leave the protected areas to re-stock unprotected areas. This phenomenon is known as spillover effect."