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Effective fisheries management instrumental in improving fish stock status

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The paper presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of global fish stocks and the importance of effective fisheries management in improving their status. The authors compiled estimates of the status of fish stocks from all available scientific assessments, comprising roughly half of the world’s fish catch. They pair this with surveys of the nature and extent of fisheries management systems, demonstrating that where fisheries are intensively managed, the stocks are above target levels or rebuilding. Where fisheries management is less intense, stock status and trends are worse.

The findings of the paper emphasize the need for increased application of area-appropriate fisheries science recommendations and management tools to sustain fisheries in places where they are lacking. We could find that the research team proposed a method of effective fisheries management as a means of improving the fish stock status and providing insights into the measures necessary to achieve sustainable fishing practices worldwide.

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