OCEAN BANKRUPTCY: WORLD FISHERIES ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER
Author: Stephen Sloan
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Apr 2003
Examines attitudes & actions of different countries, fishermen, & consumers, all lobbying for greater allocations of the ocean?s migratory fishery resources in the Atlantic, Caribbean, & Mediterranean waters for themselves while the supply is being rapidly depleted. B&W illus; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
This is a global issue that can no longer be avoided.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Sloan is the editor of Fly Fishing Is Spoken Here. He is the founder of ?The Fishing Zone? radio show, as well as ?The Fishing Line? radio and television shows. Currently he is chairman of The Fisheries Defense Fund and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami. He lives in New York City.