Local Control Revives Depleted Fisheries
Author: Stephen Leahy
Source: Free Malaysia Today
July 16, 2012
"CAIRNS: It takes a village to protect a reef and sustain a local fishery, more than two decades of experience now shows.
And even well-intentioned governments can do more harm than good, community-based conservation experts reported here at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Cairns, Australia.
“The first locally managed marine areas doubled the fish biomass [amount and size of fish] in just a few years,” said Alan White, senior scientist with the Nature Conservancy, Global Marine Initiative, Hawaii."
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