International Research Cooperation Restores Ecosystems for Sustainable Fishing", this new issue of Futuris is devoted to the INCOFISH project, one "star" International Cooperation projects.
From Senegal to Germany, from Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse because of pollution and overfishing. This issue of Futuris follows EU and international researchers as they address this problem around the world.
Combining the efforts of 200 researchers from 35 research organisations based in 22 countries, including 15 developing countries, INCOFISH uses powerful new research tools (large fish databases, interactive maps, and ecosystems modelling, etc) to implement concrete solutions, including the extension of marine protected areas and the promotion of sustainable fish markets and selective fishing activities. As the project coordinator puts
it, "If you keep on eating baby fish, your babies won't have fish to eat ".