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Research Article

Benefits of Rebuilding Global Marine Fisheries Outweigh Costs

  • Ussif Rashid Sumaila mail,

    r.sumaila@fisheries.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • William Cheung,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Andrew Dyck,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Kamal Gueye,

    Affiliation: The United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ling Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Vicky Lam,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Daniel Pauly,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Thara Srinivasan,

    Affiliation: Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Wilf Swartz,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Reginald Watson,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Dirk Zeller

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: July 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040542

About the Authors

Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Andrew Dyck, Vicky Lam, Wilf Swartz
Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
William Cheung, Daniel Pauly, Reginald Watson, Dirk Zeller
Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kamal Gueye
The United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland
Ling Huang
Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
Thara Srinivasan
Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: r.sumaila@fisheries.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: URS DP. Performed the experiments: URS AD LH VL WS. Analyzed the data: URS AD ES. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WC RW KG LH TS. Wrote the paper: URS AD DP DZ.