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Nature’s Fortune by Jonathan Adams, Mark Tercek

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The New Fishing

FISH ARE AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF NATURE’S VALUE. THE FISHING industry drives coastal economies worldwide and provides the main source of protein for more than 1 billion people. Yet more than 80 percent of fisheries operate at or beyond sustainable limits. With expanding populations and growing demand for food, business as usual guarantees that this problem will only get worse.

Like farmers, fishing communities understand that their livelihoods depend on nature; as fish disappear, so do their businesses. Those same communities may provide the solution to overfishing.

In 2009, Elinor Ostrom became the first and only woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Not an economist but rather a political scientist who worked at Indiana ...

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