Hakai Magazine

  • Writer
  • Spring 2017

My first story for Hakai uncovered the 150-year-old origins of a new-again fishery management strategy called ecosystem-based fishery management, which takes into account both the dynamic interactions of marine life and the needs of a multitude of creatures.

But for the most part, rather than deal with the complications of looking at fisheries holistically, fisheries managers have chosen to pretend that species exist in isolation. “Fisheries science chose to simplify the questions they were asking about ecosystems,” a fisheries policy expert told me.

Read the story:

The fisheries scientist who saw the future” (March 5, 2017)