The aims of the project are to provide an integrated analysis of the impacts of fisheries on marine ecosystems, and to devise policies that can mitigate and reverse harmful trends whilst ensuring the social and economic benefits of sustainable fisheries.
The Sea Around Us has assembled global databases of catches, distribution of commercial marine species, countries fishing access agreements, ex-vessel prices, marine protected areas and other data—all available online with the hopes of collaboration.
The project is described by Dr. Pauly, the principal investigator, in greater detail in a paper published in Ambio in 2007.
Fisheries Centre, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia 2202 Main Mall
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks New Zealand
The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.