How can we restore health and abundance to our marine environment?

May 22, 2020

We can restore marine abundance by managing fish stocks at higher levels. Rescue Fish promotes managing fish stocks at 50% of its natural, unfished level. A fishery managed at 50% of its assumed natural size is considered to be a sustainable fish stock. The 50% level is international best practice. When a fish stock is at the 50% level it can provide for economical harvest whilst ensuring productivity and marine ecosystem services are maintained. In New Zealand many fish stocks are currently between 15% and 30% of their natural, unfished level. Rescue Fish policy.