It’s believed that these same methods could be used in other saltwater species of economic value and have the potential to increase sustainable catch quotas of existing managed fish.

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In 1980, indiscriminate fishing practices were causing catch numbers to plummet, threatening the species, the marine food web, fishermen's livelihoods, and the cuisine of the region.

Marine conservationists stepped in, and now the stocks are stronger than ever.