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The Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on the Decline of Fishery Resources  

Heng Han , Zaishi Chen
Zhejiang Fishery Mutual Protection Association, Hangzhou, 310000, China
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0010
Received: 22 Feb., 2024    Accepted: 10 Mar., 2024    Published: 19 Apr., 2024
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Han H., and Chen Z.S., 2024, The impact of socio-economic factors on the decline of fishery resources, International Journal of Marine Science, 14(2): 74-82 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0010)


The decline of fishery resources poses a serious challenge to the global marine ecosystem and socio-economic system. Socio economic factors play an important role in this issue and have a profound impact on the health and sustainability of fishery resources. The closely intertwined relationship between fisheries and socio-economic factors has become increasingly significant in the current global environmental context. The impact of socio-economic factors on the decline of fishery resources is mainly reflected in the livelihoods of fishermen, the protection of fishery practitioners by social policies, and overfishing behavior caused by economic development pressure. Although economic development brings prosperity to society, it may also trigger excessive dependence on fishery resources, accelerating the decline of resources. This review focuses on elucidating how socio-economic factors directly affect the health and sustainability of fishery resources, providing a profound understanding and insights for developing more forward-looking and feasible fisheries management policies.

Fishery resources; Socio economic development; Ecological balance; Fishery activities; Resource decline
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