The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission have documented that our nation's oceans are in trouble. World-renowned marine biologist, Sylvia Earle, states that in fifty years we've eaten more than 90% of the big fish in the sea and that more marine conservation measures are necessary. Others contend that environmental plans overestimate the amount of protection needed and that current conservation measures are killing the fishing industry. Is a marine life protection plan compatible with a viable fishing industry?
A panel of experts presented different sustainable fishing strategies within the context of marine science and fishery management.