June 16, 2011

Fixing Our Over-Fished Oceans

A. Steiner & J. Reichert, Project Syndicate

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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.

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TAGGED: Resource Management, Oceans, Fish, Fishery


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