Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries: A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Island Press
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TheGlobal Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery catch data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independsources by the world's foremfisheries experts. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project, the Atlas includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. Each national report describes the currstate of the country's fishery; the policies, politics, and social factors affecting it; and potential solutions. The global chapters address cross-cutting issues, from the economics of fisheries to the impacts of mariculture. Extensive maps and graphics offer attractive and accessible visual representations.
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Daniel Pauly is a professor in the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries (formerly Fisheries Centre) and Departmof Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Principal Investigator for the Sea Around Us, a scientific collaboration between the University of British Columbia and the Pew Environmental Group. He is author of Five Easy Pieces: The Impact of Fisheries on Marine Ecosystems, and coauthor with Jay Maclean of In a Perfect Ocean: The State of Fisheries and Ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Dirk Zeller is the Senior Researcher and Executive Director of the Sea Around Us Project. He has produced over 300 scientific contributions in journals, book chapters, and research reports.

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Island Press
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Published on
Oct 6, 2016
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Pages
520
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ISBN
9781610916264
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Fish
Science / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
Science / Environmental Science
Science / Research & Methodology
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