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CARL SAFINA and BRETT JENKS – How to Catch Fish and Save Fisheries – TURF. Another recipe for Catch Shares and Closures!

These guys are just to smart. Silver bullet? Buckshot?  If I had a rocket launcher ……..

This will help to understand the mindset. Scientists Confirm That Reality is an Illusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qngieHWZXcM&feature=related

TURF reserves are not a silver bullet. They might, however, be the silver buckshot. With nearly one billion people reliant on the ocean for their primary source of protein, stakes are high. If the most fish-dependent nations adopted widespread networks of TURF Reserve, they can potentially create enough fish recovery to feed hundreds of millions of people. That’s a big if, however. The solution is not to fix a small number of fisheries. We need thousands of TURF reserves in dozens of countries just to get the ball rolling. Ultimately, we need a commitment of governments, foundations, NGOs and the private sector to forge a major investment in near shore fisheries in the developing tropics. The coastal communities themselves must unfurl the ocean’s silver lining.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/opinion/how-to-catch-fish-and-save-fisheries.html?_r=3&

Carl Safina is founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University, where he is an adjunct professor in marine sciences. Brett Jenks is the president and chief executive of Rare, a global conservation organization based in Arlington, Virginia.