Is Commercial Fishing Conservation?

May 10, 2024 By: Spencer Durrant

Photo: Alaska Region US Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr

Recent efforts by the Biden administration to continue to achieve a goal of conserving 30% of America’s land and water have come under fire, notably by The New York Times. In an article last week, Catrin Einhorn wrote about a new Biden administration policy that would still allow commercial fishing in waters the administration wants to deem “conserved.” Einhorn wrote, in part, that “The primary driver of biodiversity declines in the ocean, the assessment found, is overfishing.”

You can read the entirety of her column here.