Calling all fishing enthusiasts and curious minds alike! Did you know that recreational fishing is not just a beloved pastime, but also a game-changer in the realms of sustainability and nutrition? Prepare to be amazed as we reveal the incredible impact of inland recreational fisheries worldwide!
Join us on an exhilarating journey as we dive into the waters of 81 countries, exploring lakes, rivers, and landlocked treasures while discovering ~192 fascinating fish species. Our mission? To unravel the many dimensions of global inland recreational fisheries and their potential role in addressing food security and nutrition challenges. And let us tell you, the findings have exceeded all expectations!
We’ve left no stone unturned, meticulously gathering data through comprehensive literature searches and collaborating with experts from diverse fields. With this treasure trove of information, we’ve unveiled participation rates in recreational fishing, estimated species-specific harvests, and consumption rates for each country. The insights gained lay a strong foundation for future assessments, enabling us to truly grasp the nutritional and economic significance of inland recreational fisheries.
We’re bursting with excitement to share that our groundbreaking study has been published in the prestigious journal Scientific Data by the esteemed Nature publisher! This milestone marks a giant leap forward in comprehending the true potential of recreational fishing in supporting livelihoods, providing nourishment, and preserving essential ecosystem services worldwide.
🔍 Are you as intrigued as we were throughout this captivating research journey? Dive deep into our wealth of information and be inspired by the wonders it reveals! Read the full study here.
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