About the Authors

Jennifer Jacquet


Affiliation Department of Environmental Studies, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Daniel Pauly

Affiliation Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

We have read the journal’s policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: JJ was an unpaid member of the French non-profit organization BLOOM from 2010-2012 and is the unpaid deputy director of NYU’s Center for Environmental and Animal Protection. DP is an unpaid board member of Oceana and BLOOM. The authors received no funding for this work. The point of this perspective piece is to articulate some of the authors’ personal convictions.