The search for the human face of the tuna industry

Finally, a scientific study correlates the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) with tuna fishing. Our understanding of how social and economic drivers contribute to overexploitation is not well developed. The authors brilliantly address this problem by integrating social, ecological and economic indicators to help predict changes in exploitation status relative to the level that would support. At the Indian

Ocean Tuna Commission the EU said this idea, proposed by the Maldives, was too complicated and they have used their own system to calculate the impact of proposed allocation criteria. Well, read this and weep!!

Author: Dr. Nirmal Shah

Nirmal is a well-known and a passionate personality in the Seychelles environmental and sustainability scene having an encyclopedic knowledge of Seychelles biodiversity as well as a wealth of experience in environment management. He has worked in senior positions in the parastatal, government, private and NGO sectors and consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank, IUCN, UNEP, Sida and UNESCO. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, Radio France, PBS, NBC, ABC, SABC and others

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