Ocean Bankruptcy: World Fisheries on the Brink of Disaster

By: Sloan, Stephen

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This breakthrough book describes the games that nations and organizations play in order to exploit the ocean's migratory fishery resources in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean waters. It examines the attitudes and actions of different countries, fishermen, and consumers, all lobbying for greater allocations for themselves while the supply is being rapidly depleted. Stephen Sloan weaves together his provable theory that the oceans are being depleted three times faster than is reported by scientists. He uses simple formulas and addresses what the numbers mean in a biological ecological sense, and whether they match up with those found in statistical reports.
OCEAN BANKRUPTCY offers a fresh look into world conservation. The author tells this unique story through accounts of international meetings of government delegations, lobbyists, special interest groups, and nongovernmental environmental organizations, along with other fisheries groups. The book utilizes nonscientific jargon that appeals to the large number of people who are concerned about the health of our oceans, and ultimately, the health of our planet.

Title: Ocean Bankruptcy: World Fisheries on the Brink of Disaster

Author Name: Sloan, Stephen

Categories: Nature/Animals,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut, Lyons Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 1585747947

ISBN Number 13: 9781585747948

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Nea Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 002483

Description: 277 pp., documentary material appended at rear. Publication press release laid in. A new pre-release copy. Sloan gives a comprehensive status report on the world's fisheries and finds them imperiled by overfishing. He contends they are being depleted at three times the rate reported by scientists. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall