Diagnosing and solving the global crisis of fisheries: obstacles and rewards

Daniel Pauly
The multiple factors contributing to the crisis, which since the mid-1990s besets global fisheries, are presented along with key trends illustrating four manifestations of that crisis, i.e., (i) a declining world catch, (ii) increasing global fishing effort, (iii) declining catch per effort and profitability, and (iv) a three-way global expansion of fishing (geographic, bathymetric, taxonomic). The point is made that fisheries scientists and economists collectively know what is required to turn these trends around and...
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