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This review is from: Overfishing What Everyone Needs to Know (Paperback)
This is a timely introduction to one of the most high profile and intractable problems in the management of natural resources, designed for the general reader. The underlying theme of the first three chapters is overfishing and recovery of fisheries. The next three chapters deal with key factors involved, including management, levels of fishing effort generated by development pressures, and climate. There follows systematic evaluation of types of fisheries - mixed, High Seas, deep water, recreational, and small scale and artisanal. Particular impacts are then dealt with, including illegal fishing,trawling, Marine Protected Areas, and ecosystem impacts. The book concludes with an assessment of the current status of overfishing. Particular strengths of the book include a clear, accessible style, short chapters, subhead themes often expressed as questions, and highly selected further reading organised by chapter.