Georges Bank, off the coast of New England, has for years been known as one of the most productive of the world's fisheries. Now, recent exploratory surveys indicate it may hold still other resources–oil and natural gas–in sufficient abundance to justify their development. Suddenly, decisions must be made about whether it is possible to manage two
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The History of Georges Bank -- Currents and Sediment Movement on Georges Bank -- Biological Processes on Georges Bank -- Ocean Health and Georges Bank -- Harvesting and Management -- The Marine Mammals and Birds of Georges Bank -- Oil Exploration and Development on Georges Bank -- The Role of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council on Georges Bank -- International Law and the Georges Bank Fishery: The U.S.–Canadian East Coast Fishery Treaty -- The Struggle for Georges Bank -- Georges Bank: Muddling Toward Frugality
Guy C. McLeod is director of research at the Harold E. Edgerton Laboratory of the New England Aquarium in Boston, where John H. Prescott is executive director.