Re­search hope for fish stocks

The Guardian Weekly - - World Round Up -

Bet­ter man­age­ment of fish­eries and fishing rights around the world could in­crease prof­its and leave more fish in the sea as long as mea­sures to meet cli­mate obli­ga­tions are taken, new re­search has found. Even if tem­per­a­tures rise by as much as 4C above pre-in­dus­trial lev­els – in the up­per range of cur­rent fore­casts – the dam­ag­ing ef­fects on fishing can be re­duced through im­prov­ing how stocks are man­aged, ac­cord­ing to a paper pub­lished in the jour­nal Science Ad­vances.

Gov­ern­ments are meet­ing this week in New York for the first round of talks on a new global treaty of the high seas, which would aim to con­serve over­fished stocks and make ac­cess to key fish­eries more eq­ui­table.

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