Recreational fishing and commercial fishing are usually separated in science, policy, and management. Integrating them would improve sustainability for all.
Environmental impact displacement is an important policy concept with implications for fisheries and food.
A new report by the World Resources Institute calls for an increase in fish production as an integral part of sustainably feeding 10 billion people by 2050.
WWF’s Living Planet report has great potential to be a valuable policy tool going forward. We hope it leads to widespread terrestrial protections and progressive development policies that enable people to live dignified lives alongside nature. We wish it had a better press release and covered the ocean in a different way.
The relationship between food and environment is one of the most important conservation issues in the anthropocene. Comparing and quantifying environmental impacts of different foods is important to guide agricultural policy and empower consumer choice. A new paper does just that.