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Vanishing Fish


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  • Features in science, nature, and environmental publications
  • Broadcast interviews
  • International op-ed placement
  • Co-promotion with wildlife conservation organizations
  • Academic outreach campaign

About the Author

Daniel Pauly, PhD is an esteemed researcher who, in 1995, coined the term "shifting baselines." A professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, he directs the Sea Around Us, an initiative devoted to studying and mitigating the impact of fisheries on the world's marine ecosystems. His work has been profiled in outlets such as Science, Nature, and the New York Times, and he has been recognized with numerous awards, including a fellowship with the Royal Society of Canada.Jennifer Jacquet, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University and the author of Is Shame Necessary?, a book about why shame can be a weapon of choice in a globalized world facing many social and environmental dilemmas. She lives in New York City.


"Daniel Pauly is a friend whose work has inspired me for years. This new book of his-despite its forbidding title-is optimistic, because it shows that we know how we could make our fisheries sustainable, and save ocean biodiversity."
-Ted Danson, actor, ocean activist, and co-author of Oceana"Marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term 'shifting baselines' to describe perceptions of environmental degradation: what is viewed as pristine today would strike our ancestors as damaged. In these trenchant essays, Pauly trains that lens on fisheries, revealing a global 'aquacalypse.'"
-Nature"A dive into Vanishing Fish is a chilling reality check. But it shows us how to push our heads above water."
-Globe & Mail
"Vanishing Fish is an eloquent call to do a better job of caring for and protecting the Earth's resources."
-Foreword Reviews"Pauly's insights into global fisheries provide an understanding of the root causes of our unsustainable ocean fishery and are an essential guide to sustain this vital resource."
-David Suzuki"Over the years, studying the issues he lays out here in Vanishing Fish, Daniel Pauly has always been someone I turned to-consistently interesting and insightful."
-Mark Kurlansky, journalist and author of The Last Fish Tale and World Without Fish"Like Rachel Carson, who heroically awakened us to the dangers of DDT, Daniel Pauly almost single-handedly led the charge to expose the fallacies, scientific hairsplitting, and corruption that was the handmaiden of the precipitous global decline of marine fisheries. This wonderfully personal and accessible book by the world's greatest living fisheries biologist summarizes and expands on the causes of collapse and the essential actions that will be required to rebuild fish stocks for future generations."
-Jeremy Jackson, PhD, ocean scientist and author of Breakpoint

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