Study shows human illness exacerbates unsustainable fishing practices

By Katie Fiorella, PhD ’15

A toxic environment is known to create health problems for people, but sick people can also create health problems for the environment. Our new research published in PNAS shows that in a fishing community with high rates of disease and declining fish stocks around Kenya’s Lake Victoria, human illness is leader to greater unsustainability in fishing practices.

Read more about the study in articles by UC Berkeley, Cornell, and the National Science Foundation.

Figure 1 from Fiorella et al. 2017