Fisheries

Daniel Pauly

Daniel Pauly speaks with Julian Darley

30 Aug 2005
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What is hard to consider is that it is technology that is the problem. Because we have reached in fisheries, everywhere really, the stage where we have too much fishing effort. That is, we are capable of catching anything that moves, anyplace, anytime, if we want to. In fact, we have so much effort that they step on each other’s toes all the time so we should reduce that effort so that the biomass can be rebuilt. That is, every time we make our boats more effective, more efficient, we make the problem worse.