Tag Archives: Dr. Ray Hilborn

Hilborn Says Newsweek Article “May Set a New Record for Factual Errors”

CFOODDr. Ray Hilborn, Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, takes issue with Newsweek’s August 9, 2015 article “Our Taste for ‘Aquatic Bushmeat’ Is Killing the Sea” and its bleak picture of the state of worldwide seafood. The article quotes Dr. Sylvia Earle, a former chief scientist at NOAA and now a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. The article incorrectly claimed that 90 percent of global stocks had been removed in the last half-century and that 90 percent of the worlds stocks were unsustainably harvested. The latter statement was corrected to 29 percent after staff pointed out the error. Read the rest here 08:10

At Asia-Pacific summit, Kerry gives wrong advice for world’s fisheries

But Secretary Kerry gets some key facts wrong here. For one, most of the fisheries of the world are not overfished. In 2014, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) placed that number at 29 percent, and reported that approximately 70 percent of the stocks that they assessed were being fished within biologically sustainable levels. If the U.S. is going to promote sustainability worldwide, it should acknowledge current management successes. Read the rest here 12:35

Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New Conservation’

The debate raging within the conservation community over “new conservation” appears to be essentially a religious war, with doctrinal beliefs well defined and the rancor and defamation appearing to grow each month. Read more here 11:05

Dr. Ray Hilborn Discusses the Status of Federal Fisheries Management

logoOn Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Dr. Ray Hilborn, of the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources during a hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Following his testimony on Capitol Hill, Dr. Hilborn sat down with Saving Seafood’s Executive Director Bob Vanasse for an in-depth discussion on his findings, and to present his full testimony, unhindered by the Congressional hearing’s five minute time limit. Video here 08:40

The end of fish, or sustainable fishing? What’s the real status of fisheries?

Published on Apr  7, 2013

Dr. Ray Hilborn from the University of Washington, provides some eye-opening facts about our fisheries, some of the misperceptions about fishing being unsustainable, and the environmental impact of fishing versus agriculture and farming.
If you’re wondering whether the oceans can continue to be fished, you need to see this