Testimony of Sera Drevenak before the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, Jun. 2009

Other parts of the world have tried to push the limits of science to get one more grouper, one more tuna, and it hasn't worked. The trade-off for short term economic gain is often decades of low catches and even collapsed ecosystems. When the best scientists in the Caribbean tell us that large area closures and dramatic harvest cuts may be the only way to make sure there are fish for our children, we have every reason to believe them.