"Can fisheries benefit from biodiversity and conserve it too?"

May 13, 2021
Mixed-stock Pacific salmon fisheries can benefit from fish biodiversity while also conserving it, if productive stocks can be selectively targeted and weak stocks avoided. Credit: Peter Westley.

A new study by Jonathan Moore and colleagues reveals the trade-offs of fish biodiversity—its costs and benefits to mixed-stock fisheries—and points to a potential way to harness the benefits while avoiding costs to fishery performance.