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Examples of stress reduction indicators

  • Point source pollution reduction completed (kg pollutants)
  • Non-point source pollution programs implemented (area treated with best management practices; kg reduced)
  • Amount of underwater or wetland area placed into protected management, including the establishment of no fishing zones
  • Amount of eroded land stabilized by tree planting (est. sedimentation reduction)
  • Amount of fishing fleet removed (through alternative livelihoods)
  • Added value to fish catch via certification schemes leading to lower catch volumes
  • Larger mesh fishnet policy enforced, fishing restrictions, reduced, TAC documented
  • Reduced releases of pollution to groundwater recharge zones