Research Finds Model for Sustainable Fishing in Coral Reefs
July 16, 2018 | Grantee Publications | Conservation & Sustainable Development
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20-year study of Kenyan reefs generated a mathematical model for sustainable fishing to maintain reef ecology, which helps mitigate the threat reefs face from climate change. The study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, supported by MacArthur, found an ideal target of 50 tons of living fish per square kilometer to maintain productive harvests and sustainable recovery rates of coral reef fish without comprising the ecosystem. The results constitute a standard that researchers hope to test and apply in other reefs around the globe.

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