One of the world’s biggest fisheries is on the verge of collapse

A new National Geographic article focused on the threat posed by overfishing in the South China Sea.

The article mentioned a 2015 report by UBC’s Rashid Sumaila and William Cheung, which outlined a sustainable management plan that would see tuna and mackerel recovering by as much as 17-fold by 2045.

The paper noted that the catch and value of reef fish would also increase.