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The Provident Sea - D. H. Cushing

Hardcover Published: 25th September 2003
ISBN: 9780521257275
Number Of Pages: 340

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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.

Preface
Units used in the text
Fisheries in prehistory and in antiquity
The preindustrial fisheries
The cod fishery off Newfoundland 1502-1938
The North Sea herring fishery
The first industrialization of fisheries
The great whales
The Pribilov fur seal fishery
The Newfoundland harp seal fishery
The origins of fisheries science
Institutions before the Second World War
Fisheries research 1945-65
Institutions between 1945 and 1965
The second industrialization
Fisheries research since 1965
Institutions since 1977
The provident sea
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521257275
ISBN-10: 0521257271
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 25th September 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.67