The Happy news is coming out from the world of fisheries, as a new study suggest that improved fishing practices could save many of the failing fisheries. The new survey report was published in ‘The Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences‘ on March 29, 2016.
Last year, the World Life Fund found that most of the edible fish species are on the brink of collapse. The steady decline in fish populations which include, tuna and mackerel are something which is alarming in nature.
Several studies suggest that a decrease of 74% is kept aside when it comes to tuna population between 1970 and 2010.
The new survey conducted by the research team headed by Christopher Costello, a professor at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management states that new fishing practices which include restrictions on over-fishing are capable in rescuing 75 percent of the falling fisheries within the next decade.
The team who took part in this research comprised of members from UC Santa Barbara, Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Washington.
The team gathered details and exact date from more than 4700 fisheries from all nooks of the world before making this conclusion. These 4700 fisheries represent 78% of the ocean’s catch.
The study also warns that the world will witness a fall in global fishing if the current trend continues. Reforms in this area could mark an increase of more than 16 million metric tonnes in annual sea food.
The paper also makes it clear that if efficient measures were taken from now, world fisheries market will witness an increase in profit by 204 percentage by 2050