Marine Biologists Are Optimising Fishing Practices in Europe

Jessica Byrne, Thred Fisheries & Aquaculture

Marine Biologists Are Optimising Fishing Practices in Europe
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  • Oceanologists are using their knowledge to help fishermen increase their income while improving the sustainability of their catches.
  • If implemented across Europe, it could transform the fishing industry in the Mediterranean.
  • Often forgotten are small-scale fishers, who use small nets, cages, or individual poles and lines to make their catches. These kinds of practices are conducted by at least half of Europe‚Äôs fishing sector, but those utilising this method are regularly left out of official decision-making in the sector.
  • With large populations of fish being scooped up by industrial fishing companies, independent fishermen across Europe are looking to the knowledge of ocean experts in order to stay afloat.

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