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Stanford scientists show a controversial trawling ban did not hurt fishing communities

Fiorenza Micheli
Fiorenza Micheli
Aug 2 2018

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By Nicole Kravec

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions

Fishing bans don’t have to hurt fishing communities, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers. The group tracked vessels during a short-lived trawling moratorium in the Adriatic Sea and found that fishers maintained their catch levels by fishing elsewhere. The findings suggest that such bans can protect overfished regions without hurting people’s livelihoods and could influence efforts to protect other sensitive regions.