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Fish quotas

(article, Culinate staff)

Quotas, the Christian Science Monitor reports, could be a partial solution to overfishing. According to a study reported in Science, privatized fisheries are half as likely to collapse as unmanaged fisheries. In other words, if you have a stake in making sure that everybody has some fish to catch — instead of fishing like mad and emptying the oceans — the fish have a better chance of surviving and you get to eat some, too. Why bother? Well, as the Monitor reports, "One-quarter of the world’s fish stocks are overfished, and another half are fished to full capacity . . . if current trends continue, the world will completely run out of seafood by midcentury."