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Inland Fisheries Across the World: Assessing the State of Freshwater Aquatic Resources

November 23, 2021

Inland fisheries represent 12% of total global fishery production, provide accessible and affordable high-quality protein to some of the world's most vulnerable populations, and lack the traditional assessment processes necessary for estimating harvest potential. This project aimed to develop a scalable framework, based on measures of threats and adaptive capacity, to assess the current and future status of inland fisheries worldwide. To do this, researchers surveyed 536 experts from fisheries across the globe to assess the state of their aquatic resources and gauge the level of threats to their fisheries.