Fish Spawning Aggregations: an illusion of plenty
Spawning aggregations are massive gatherings of fish for breeding, a behavior shared by many species across the globe in many different habitats. They are predictable because they usually happen at the same place and at the same time each year, and humans have taken advantage of this to harvest large numbers of fish with minimal effort. But as harvesting keeps growing, fish populations keep diminishing. Read the whole story here, by iLCP Fellows Jaime Rojo and Octavio Aburto, on our iLCP National Geographic Voices blog.