Orange roughy returns from the brink in New Zealand

The turnaround of New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery – long-hailed as a classic example of overfishing – has been detailed in a new book, “Roughy on the Rise,” written by Tim Pankhurst, chief executive of Seafood New Zealand. 

The book tells the story of the decline of the stocks through overfishing in the 1980s to the fisheries management that last year saw the fishery gain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability certification.


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