Fishing prohibitions produce more sharks along with problems for fishing communities

Scientists have good news about fishing closures established in Indonesia's shark sanctuary, which are good for sharks and other fish. The bad news: People who rely on shark fishing for their livelihoods have few other options but to fish in unprotected areas and sometimes turning to illegal practices.

Science Daily

Last updated on 09 June 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Indonesia
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species group: 
Fish