Silent water: A brief examination of the marine fisheries crisis

Jennifer Jacquet

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    This paper is an attempt to synthesize and briefly examine the causes of the marine fisheries crisis, and to speculate about future initiatives. Ultimately, the human appetite is at the root of the marine fisheries crisis. But religion, technology, population pressure, science and our economic systems have provided vehicles for human appetite and thus contributed to overfishing. These various topics are further discussed in the context of the potential restoration of marine fisheries populations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)255-263
    Number of pages9
    JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Apr 2009


    • History
    • Marine fisheries
    • Overfishing
    • Shifting baselines

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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