by: Brian Clark Howard

As the World Ocean Summit winds down in Half Moon Bay, California, this evening, much discussion among the hundreds of gathered delegates has turned to overfishing.  There were perhaps as many thoughts on the subject as members in attendance from the fishing industry, academia, conservation organizations, and the media. But, several solutions emerged that received widespread support.

There was little doubt that overfishing is a problem around much of the world. Many fish have declined by significant amounts and most fisheries are already at their maximum production capacity, despite rising demand, said Miguel Angel Jorge, the Managing Director of the new nonprofit 50in10, which hopes to move 50 percent of the world’s fisheries to sustainability in 10 years.

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