This book explores the factors at work in determining the past, present, and future use of the sea as an important source of protein. It serves as an adjunct text for courses in the economics of natural resources, and as a text for courses in fishery economics.
1. Trends in World Fisheries 2. The Food Crisis: The Demand for Fishery Products 3. The Resource Crisis: The Supply of Fishery Products 4. Why Manage the Fisheries? 5. Environmental Deterioration and Fishery Resources 6. Fisheries for Recreation Use: The Sleeping Giant 7. Aquaculture: A Food Panacea? 8. Underutilized Fishery Resources 9. The Economic Plight of the Fishing Firm and Industry 10. The Role of Government in the Fisheries