04 June 2013

It's better with predators

Fisheries mismanagement may derive from the incorrect use of obsolete and simplistic models by fishery scientists. When it comes to setting fishing quotas, the use of state-of-the-art ecosystem modelling (ideally combined with a correct use of the precautionary principle) can result in less damage to marine ecosystems.

This video illustrates why predators must be included in models aimed to set fishing quotas. It also suggests that culling predators will not help.

For more information click HERE.

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