Shannon Bower on Recreational Fishing in India
Recreational fishing globally is valued at over $180 Billion annually, and according to Shannon Bower from Carleton University’s Cook lab, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Shannon is just about to head back to India where she is hard at work sorting out the socio-economic significance of their rapidly expanding recreational fishing industry. Turns out we also have lots to learn from how they do it in India, such as balancing catch and release with harvesting. We also Shannon’s insights on the strengths and weaknesses of marine and freshwater sanctuaries.