The Sunken Billions Revisited: Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries (Environment and Sustainable Development)
English | Feb. 10, 2017 | ISBN: 1464809194 | 117 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This report updates previous studies that measured in economic terms the extent of biological losses attributable to overfishing globally. The new estimates assess these 'sunken billions' at $83 billion annually. The report further shows that a clear path can lead to the recovery of these considerable losses, including through significant reduction in global fishing overcapacity. A breakdown between regions is also included, showing that the effort needed to achieve this reform will not be felt equally throughout the world.