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Title:
The last of the hunter gatherers : fisheries crisis at sea
Author:
Wigan, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Shrewsbury, England : Swan Hill Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
270 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781853107719
Format :
Book

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Central Library SH328 .W541 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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 Focuses on the worlds major fishing countries and their responses to diminishing catches.


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Fish from the sea, once the cheapest source of protein food, have become an expensive luxury. Many fish stocks once thought to be inexhaustible have been depleted to the point where they can no longer be exploited. In this informative and well-researched book, Wigan presents a history of some of the most important world fisheries. Although the account is primarily a description of overfishing one resource before moving on to the next, there are some examples of fish stocks that have recovered due to good management. Consequently, this historical approach contains instructive lessons for students and professionals interested in fishery biology. Undergraduates and up. J. C. Briggs; University of Georgia


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