Photo: Fish Species Face "Double Jeopardy" Due to Overharvesting, Study Says



Fresh fish on ice are displayed at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan, the largest wholesale fish market in the world.

A new study suggests that commercial fisheries should stop targeting larger, older fish. Letting more of the mature individuals get away, the authors say, may help prevent harvested populations from swinging dangerously through cycles of boom and bust.

Photograph by James L. Stanfield/NGS


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