Vanishing fish : shifting baselines and the future of global fisheries / Daniel Pauly ; foreword by Jennifer Jacquet.

Pauly, D. (Daniel) author.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books, [2019] , ©2019
xiii, 288 pages ; 23 cm
Fishes -- Conservation.
Fishery management.
Fisheries -- Catch effort.
Fish populations.
Marine ecosystem health.
Sustainable fisheries.
Marine resources conservation.
Fisheries -- Catch effort.
Fishery management.
"The world's fisheries are in crisis. Their catches are declining, and the stocks of key species, such as cod and bluefin tuna, are but a small fraction of their previous abundance, while others have been overfished almost to extinction. The oceans are depleted and the commercial fishing industry increasingly depends on subsidies to remain afloat. In these essays, award-winning biologist Dr. Daniel Pauly offers a thought-provoking look at the state of today's global fisheries--and a radical way to turn it around. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry's ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. With clear, convincing prose, he draws on decades of research to provide an up-to-date assessment of ocean health and an analysis of the issues that have contributed to the current crisis, including globalization, massive underreporting of catch, and the phenomenon of "shifting baselines," in which, over time, important knowledge is lost about the state of the natural world."-- Provided by publisher.
Duplicity and ignorance in fisheries
Aquacalypse now : the end of fish
Major trends in small-scale fisheries
ITQs : the assumptions behind a meme
Putting fisheries management in its places
Fisheries management : for whom?
Fishing more and catching less
Bycatch uses in Southeast Asia
On reconstructing catch time series
A global, community-driven catch database
Catches do reflect abundance
The shifting baseline syndrome of fisheries
Further thoughts on historical observations
Consilience in research
Focusing one's microscope
Homo sapiens : cancer or parasite?
Academics in public policy debates
Worrying about whales
Not the fisheries committee
My personal odyssey. 1, On becoming a Canadian fisheries scientist
My personal odyssey. 2, Toward a conservation ethic for the seas
My personal odyssey. 3, Having to science the hell out of it
Epilogue: Some gloom, but surely no doom.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-279) and index.
Jacquet, Jennifer, writer of foreword.
David Suzuki Institute, issuing body.
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Online version: Pauly, D. (Daniel) Vanishing fish.
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