Sunday, June 29, 2008
Ocean half full or half empty?
Do you like your status reports deep fried? US fishery managers released their status report for 2007, and the news is either good or bad, depending on your point of view.
Things are getting better, but there's still a ways to go. Is that reason to celebrate or cry? You decide. Here at fair and balanced blogfish, we won't try to decide for you.
Now for the editorial. I do think progress is too slow. We're not talking about enviros crazy dreams of a pristine ocean here, we're asking about basic principles of good management like not catching fish faster than they can reproduce. Managers are making modest progress on the "duh" aspects of management. Hooray. Tweet