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Fish (Polity Resources Series)


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List of Abbreviations page vi 1 Introduction 1 2 Growth of the Global Fishing Industry 24 3 Structure of the Fishing Industry 50 4 Regulatory Efforts and Impacts 79 5 Aquaculture 114 6 Consumers and Catches 142 Notes 168 Selected Readings 174 Index 178

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Elizabeth R. DeSombre is Frost Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College. J. Samuel Barkin is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida.


"A great environmental case study. Once you've read this book,you'll be hooked." The Ecologist "An ideal introduction to this subject that will appeal to awide audience with an interest in the marine environment." Environment and Planning C "A very readable and alarming account." Morning Star "Any person interested in the history of commercial fisheriesand their effects on marine stocks will be interested inFish. The writing is very straightforward and the authorspresent a wide range of facts and information." Choice "A wonderful book and a valuable resource for anyone interestedin ocean fisheries and their future." Aslaug Asgeirsdottir, author of Who GetsWhat? Domestic Influences on International Negotiations AllocatingShared Resources "DeSombre and Barkin explain the complex reality of globalfisheries in a clear and engaging manner. Their concise descriptionof the problems caused by human exploitation of the oceans istempered by a set of potential solutions that can be implemented byanyone - fishers, governments, consumers, and concerned peopleeverywhere." D. G. Webster, Dartmouth College "Packed with facts and information, this wide-ranging book tellsthe tale of global fisheries in an easily accessible and engagingway. I can think of no better introduction to the subject." Dale Squires, NOAA Fisheries Service

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