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Contact: Cindy Yeast
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Cape Gannets Diving for Sardines, South Africa

Caption: Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch explains that traditional fisheries management focuses on obtaining maximum sustainable yield, which is a single-species approach that does not take into consideration the effects of the fishing on the entire ecosystem, including declines of other fish and marine animal species.

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