Too many fishers in the sea: The economic ceiling of artisanal fisheries

Scripps Oceanography-led study finds even most sustainable fishing not enough to support livelihoods in Gulf of California

A new study shows that even if fishers used the most efficient and sustainable known practices, they wouldn't generate enough revenue to maintain a living above poverty level.

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the University of British Columbia found that two-thirds of the small-scale fisheries in the Gulf of California present some degree of overexploitation.

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