- Series: What Everyone Needs To Know
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199798141
- ISBN-13: 978-0199798148
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A lucid explication of a highly tangled issue...after years of bitter argument, this noncontentious book should be welcomed by anyone who cares about fish." --New York Times
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Top customer reviews
Considers fishery related topics logically and realistically.
Easy read, and not very long. Keeps you interested.
We are studying it together and I find it well written & informative! Very interesting! English is my first language and it's written in a wonderful, informative style. I think ESL persons need at least an intermediate to advanced level of English comprehension to grasp the book in its entirety.
overfishing, how it began and how the actual
fishery managers deal with it.
He shows that more and more fisheries worldwide
are fished using maximum sustainable yield. But
there is still some concern and we have to continu
limiting the world wide fishing capacity and the fishing pressure.
Wonderful book, that everyone should read.
For a more accurate overview of the situation, I recommend these books:
The Most Important Fish in the Sea: Menhaden and America
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
The Unnatural History of the Sea
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
In addition to the inaccurate assessment of the state of the world's fisheries, much of this book has such poor grammar that it is almost nonsensical. It makes me wonder whether the author used nonsense to deliberately obfuscate the issues he's trying to describe.
Overall, I found this book insulting to my intelligence and the good work of researchers around the world.