Reply to ‘Achieving sustainable and equitable fisheries requires nuanced policies not silver bullets’

Cabral, Reniel B., Gaines, Steven D., Mayorga, Juan, Clemence, Michaela, Lynham, John, Koeshendrajana, Sonny, Muawanah, Umi, Nugroho, Duto, Anna, Zuzy, Mira, , Ghofar, Abdul, Zulbainarni, Nimmi, and Costello, Christopher (2018) Reply to ‘Achieving sustainable and equitable fisheries requires nuanced policies not silver bullets’. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2. p. 1335.

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[Extract] Cisneros-Montemayor et al.1 criticize our argument2 that Indonesia’s recent efforts at combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing can recover fish stocks without temporary reductions in domestic catches, and that this strategy can be scaled up. Here, we respond to their specific criticisms.

While it is true that our projection of benefits considers only the illegal aspect of IUU fishing in Indonesia, we argue there may be similar benefits to helping legal fishers gain the benefits of stock recoveries from policies that reduce or eliminate other components of IUU. The fact that fixing one component of IUU alone can reduce fishing mortality rates more than enough to drive stock recovery is a critical finding. The scope for benefits to legal fishers would only be larger from resolutions that also reduce other IUU challenges.

Item ID: 72453
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2397-334X
Copyright Information: © 2022 Springer Nature Limited.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 00:30
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 0%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300505 Fisheries management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180599 Marine systems and management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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