Creating alternative livelihoods to fishing sounds like the obvious solution, but it is not. That strategy has not been shown to take pressure off fisheries; in fact fishers find other ways to make money and still fish (or seaweed farms bring in more fisherman!). You can’t just tell them to start raising fish. Though each culture is different and there’s no across-the-board solution, some evidence of success now exists, in additional to insight into cultural considerations, particularly when rethinking how a culture/person identifies with fishing.
Projected word length: 800-1000 words
Published on Mongabay: mid-December 2014