Technological biodiversity and development articles list provides information which are published in journals like Journal of Biodiversity, bioprospecting and development, Marine Science Research & Development as below article: Currently, technological change and modernization are still drivers of change; however, additional drivers have pushed changes in small scale fisheries, such as the threat to marine resources, climate change and contaminants, among others. The threat to marine resources comes from a variety of sources: not only from industrial fisheries, but they might come also from artisanal fisheries. Some species targeted by small-scale fisheries are especially vulnerable, such as slow growing or late mature organisms (groupers, for example). As an example, in Brazil, many reef species have been caught at immature stages by artisanal fisheries. Ironically, target species often have good market prices, providing good returns for fishermen. Thus, fishermen are frequently facing a dilemma of being forbidden to fish in periods, areas or for some species, for the support of conservation and the destabilizing of the core of their livelihoods. The need to conserve biodiversity without pushing local populations to lower levels poverty is then, urgent.
Last date updated on June, 2014