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"Scientists recalculated historical catch data to find that bottom trawlers that scrape the seafloor with huge nets may be killing far more fish – and destroying more habitats – than previously thought."
"A new study using the Sea Around Us' reconstructed catch data reveals that in the past 60+ years, the practice of towing giant fishing nets along the sea floor has caused the extraction of 25 million tonnes of fish that live 400 metres or more below sea level leading to the collapse of many of those fish populations."
"These fisheries have until 2022 to demonstrate that the methods they use to catch fish, as well as other marine animals such as coral, crabs, lobsters and shellfish, either aren’t much of a danger to marine mammals, or they employ comparable methods and mitigation measures to similar operations in the United States."
"In a letter released by California Democrat Jared Huffman, he and 23 other legislators from Washington, California and Oregon, want commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to quickly deploy the $200 million in fishery disaster funds recently made available with the passage of the 2018 budget bill."
"Although billions of public and private dollars are invested in fisheries every year, more often than not, sustainability is neither the driver nor the intended outcome of those investment dollars. That means we are currently missing a major opportunity to solve the global overfishing and food security problem, which requires significantly more and better-aligned investment from a variety of capital providers."
"University of California, Irvine scientists expect the world's fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent and those in much of the western Pacific experiencing declines of more than 50 percent."
"Once the UK leaves the EU, UK fisheries will no longer fall under the remit of the common fisheries policy. The group of 17 industry organizations -- including retailers Tesco and J. Sainsbury, and processors Young's Seafood and Lyons Seafoods -- said new and existing regulations must deliver confidence that UK seafood is sustainably and legally sourced after the UK leaves the bloc."
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"There is concern that attaching the wrong word to the problem could result in the wrong management decisions to fix it. The problem, the fishers say, is not how many salmon are being caught but the number of newly born juveniles that even make it to the ocean in the first place – and at the root of that issue is upstream water conditions."