Catching diversity of fish may stabilize income for fishers
September 19, 2017 —
In a new study co-authored by Eric Ward and Ole Shelton, researchers showed that people who purchased multiple fishing permits and diversified the types of species they catch had much less income variability than people who specialized in just one species or obtained a single type of permit. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to track the effect of fishing practices on individuals, rather than fishing fleets or communities.
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