My ‘aha!’ moment: Fishers are not the enemies of healthy oceans | Human Nature – Conservation International Blog – Carefully thought out self-delusion but still self-delusion. If you are fishing for profit – rather than for feeding your self and family, it will eventually lead to overfishing and the earth’s death.

I was already midway through my 13 years of working to improve fishery sustainability in the Galápagos and throughout Latin America when I had my “aha!” moment. What I came to realize is that fishers are not the enemies of sustainability or ocean health, but rather the best allies that humankind can have to ensure the conservation of marine ecosystems, food security and poverty eradication around the world. We just need to understand their motivations, needs and concerns in order to help them create the conditions to move fisheries toward sustainability, while not forgetting that crises represent the best opportunities for change.

Source: My ‘aha!’ moment: Fishers are not the enemies of healthy oceans | Human Nature – Conservation International Blog