"Isabella Lövin writes with great passion and clarity about the crisis facing global fish stocks. Exposing the weak short termism of governments, and the persistent failure of the EU fisheries policy to act on the clear science, her warning is unequivocal: act soon or lose vast sections of this vital source of food forever. But it's not all gloom and doom. She is clear that this is a solvable problem - and that until governments legislate more responsibly, consumer action is the best means for bringing about change. A compelling book, that all those who care about the future of our oceans will want to read." HUGH FERNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL, HUGH'S FISH FIGHT "Who would have thought that Sweden, of all places, would have allowed its fisheries to reach the sorry state documented in Isabella Lövin's essential book? We are surprised and dismayed, but should we be? What Ms. Lövin demonstrates is that the public's notion about fisheries being benign stakeholders of the sea is deeply flawed. Rather, fisheries, as presently 'managed', are actively destroying marine ecosystems and public resources with the financial and administrative support of governments. Ms. Lövin uses the Baltic, and the eel and cod as her main examples, yet this bok is not about Sweden and the Baltic - it is about a mindset prevailing throughout Europe and in much of the world, and which we desperately need to change. This book will make you want to join the battle." DR. DANIEL PAULY, FISHERIES CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLOMBIA "Silent Seas is the Da Vinci Code of fisheries policy. A page turner where the same question keeps turning over and over inside your head: Who is the killer? Who killed our seas? " STEFAN NYSTRÖM, SWEDISH FISHERIES MAGAZINE "Read Silent Seas. Then contact your MP!" GUNVOR HILLDEN, UPSALA NYA NEWSPAPER Silent seas was first published in Swedish in 2007, and was soon awarded no less than 14 prizes, among which the prestigious Great Journalism Award, the Investigative Journalism Award, the Environmental Journalism of the Year Award and the Baltic Sea Award. Isabella Lövin became a candidate for the Swedish Greens in the elections for the European parliament in 2009, and is now actively working to reform the EU common fisheries policy. The present English edition has been updated, and a new foreword has been added in 2012.