Call for more ambitious marine conservation targets

6 Jan 2017
More and more species are being lost to fishers

A study led by University of Queensland researchers has revealed a target of 20-30 per cent strict protection of fished habitats should increase long-term catches of otherwise unregulated fisheries.

UQ School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Nils Krueck said the current Aichi Biodiversity Target was for the protection of 10 per cent of coastal marine regions.

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