The Provident Sea

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Overview

The Provident Sea describes the history of fish stock management (including whales and seals). The book traces, on the basis of the original scientific material, the history of the management of "the provident sea" up to recent times when problems of over-exploitation have had dramatic effects upon stocks. The need for management arose mainly from the increasing industrialization of capture. Hence the preindustrial fisheries are covered, in particular the old cod fishery on the Grand Bank and the herring fishery in the North Sea, as an essential background to current problems. The origins of fisheries and whaling science are described, as is the development up to 1965 of the science and institution in fisheries, whaling, and sealing. In the sixties and seventies, certain major fishing nations took a heavy harvest of fish stocks using sophisticated and efficient gathering methods. This in turn led to conflict and one consequence was the "Law of the Sea" conference set up to try and resolve these issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521257275
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1988
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Units used in the text; 1. Fisheries in prehistory and in antiquity; 2. The preindustrial fisheries; 3. The cod fishery off Newfoundland 1502-1938; 4. The North Sea herring fishery; 5. The first industrialization of fisheries; 6. The great whales; 7. The Pribilov fur seal fishery; 8. The Newfoundland harp seal fishery; 9. The origins of fisheries science; 10. Institutions before the Second World War; 11. Fisheries research 1945-65; 12. Institutions between 1945 and 1965; 13. The second industrialization; 14. Fisheries research since 1965; 15. Institutions since 1977; 16. The provident sea; References; Index.

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