Innovative approach to overfishing

Also worth a look is this story on NPR’s Morning Edition, from July 6th. It talks about a program run by The Nature Conservancy that buys out fishing licenses and then leases them back with provisions that ban destructive trawling. I like the idea – it isn’t a substitute for marine protected areas like we recently got (yeah!) in the Northeastern Hawaiian Islands and Northern Pacific, but it is a good step to limit fishing while letting captains stay in the game. Definitely an important model to have in the marine conservation playbook.

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