June 16, 2011
Fixing Our Over-Fished Oceans
A. Steiner & J. Reichert, Project Syndicate
NAIROBI – Many people know that oceans cover more than 70% of the world’s surface, and that marine fisheries provide food for billions of people. What is less known is that the high seas – the areas of the world’s oceans that lie beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, which extend 200 miles from shore – make up roughly two-thirds of our oceans and 45% of the planet’s surface.
TAGGED: resource management, oceans, fish, fishery