1st Edition

Fish Markets and Fishermen
The Economics of Overfishing

ISBN 9781853836510
Published October 1, 1999 by Routledge
206 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

'Part primer, part field report, part textbook, this is an intelligent synthesis pulled together by people who have paid their dues on the front lines of marine conservation.' Carl Safina, Ph.D, author of Song for the Blue Ocean An account of one of the world's crucial resource issues. The authors argue that the decline in fish stocks and collapse of fisheries is primarily economic - current incentives offer fishermen little alternative. They offer an understanding of the science and management of fish stocks, using case studies and presenting authoritative information. They examine policy options and the effects of different access regimes.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Not Enough Fish in the Sea * What Fishing Has to Do with Fishing * Biology, Economics, and Bieconomics of Fish populations * The Effect of Subsidies * Managing Fisheries Rationally: Framework and Tools * Case Studies * Conclusion: No New Quotas? * References * Index

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Suzanne Iudicello is a freelance writer in fisheries issues and efitor of the newsletter The Fish Rapper, based in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michael Weber is a freelance writer based in Redondo Beach, California, and co-author of The Wealth of Nations. Robert Wieland is an economic consultant.


'This is a useful and affordable addition to the literature on the subject, easily accessible to students and interested members of the public.' The Times Higher Educational Supplement