Conservation solutions for sustainable fisheries

Few of fishing nets on wet concrete groundOn September 6, 2017, ASU-Conservation International Professor of Practice Jack Kittinger and Postdoctoral Research Associate Elena Finkbeiner facilitated a presentation on recent findings from sustainability science that are helping transform coastal fisheries. The lecture was attended by approximately 19 students and faculty. Contrary to popular belief, they were surprised to learn that fish, not cattle, is the most traded food commodity in the world. The oceans feed three out of seven people on the planet, yet many fisheries face significant threats associated with overfishing, habitat degradation and other threats. CI and the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes work together as part of an exciting new partnership focused on sustainable production, protection of natural capital and training the next generation of conservation leaders. Kittinger will teach students about sustainable fisheries in a spring 2018 course titled Biodiversity Conservation in Practice.